Posted: January 16, 2012 in Jobs, OfficeBLOCK

It’s that time of the year again! We are holding auditions for the super-exciting National Tour of OfficeBLOCK. (Sorry, ladies only!)

OfficeBLOCK is a visual, non-verbal, dark comedy.

  • Production Type: Professional
  • Project length: Full-length (55 mins)
  • Production location: National Tour (KZN, GP, FS, WC, EC )
  • Company website: www.fthk.co.za
  • Director: Jayne Batzofin
  • Audition Location: Observatory Community Centre
  • Audition Time: 10am – 1pm (The audition takes form of a workshop so please be present for the full time)
  • Email: jayne@fthk.co.za


  • Audition: 23 January 2012
  • Rehearsals Start: 13 February – 10 April 2012
  • Touring Dates*: 10 – 30 April 2012; 1-31 July; 8 Aug-8 September; theatrical seasons and touring in 2012 *TBC


OfficeBLOCK is a series of vignettes about life around the office water cooler. The characters stand for sexism, ambition, corruption and a conflict between the individual and the corporation. It is a thought-provoking depiction of the tyranny of conformity and the culture of corporate greed. The four characters are: a junior clerk finding his way in the corporate environment as the newcomer; a female executive fighting against degrading sexism and the Boys Club in the office; an office executive driven by ambition and greed in a militant fashion; and an ageing colleague coming to terms with his life at a desk.


Gender: Female

Age: Mid 20’s – Mid 30’s

The character plays constantly between the male/female gender identity, constantly trying to prove her self-worth in the office. She is emotional but never sentimental, and can be equally brash if needs be.


  1. This is a physical workshop-audition so please come prepared for movement in appropriate clothes.
  2. The candidate must be prepared to be part of the FTH:K activities while on tour. This will/may include workshops, residencies, social events and interviews.
  3. The performer can be of any ethnic origin, between 20 and 35 years of age, and of any height. But she must be able to play male and female roles successfully.
  4. The performer preferably (but not necessarily) should have skills in the following areas:
  • Movement/ Dance
  • Clowning
  • Physical theatre/performance
  • Improvisation and workshopping skills


Please send a CV and a current photo to Jayne Batzofin at jayne@fthk.co.za to book your place. For further details, please call 021 448 2838.

FTH:K is an independent and vibrant theatre company that has enriched the South African theatre landscape with its original and unique approach to visual theatre. Having pioneered itself as a groundbreaking South African theatre company which casts both hearing and Deaf actors, their work challenges and enriches both the artists and the audiences through a combination of visual and performing arts forms such as puppetry, masks and live performance. As trendsetters of this genre in South Africa, it is clearly evident that the current growth in visual theatre on the festival and mainstream circuit is influenced by FTH:K’s prolific style and their ability to continually raise the bar both on excellence and innovation.” – Ismail Mahomed, Director, National Arts Festival


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