The Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Councils are looking for youth actors to star in the 11th annual mock crash demonstration. The Councils’ Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer, Melanie Suitor, is encouraging local up-and-coming youth actors to audition to be part of this road safety initiative which has seen a 27% reduction in crashes involving young drivers since its inception.
Auditions will be held on Wednesday, 13th February at 5pm in the Parkes Shire Council Chambers for young actors over the age of 16.
“The auditions will give participants an overview of all aspects of the project. Youth actors will take part in both filmed and live ab-lib exercises,” said Melanie. “We are hoping to uncover some new talent to bring something new to the annual mock crash demonstration.”
According to local actor Emily McHugh-Douglas, who was in the 2018 cast, it is a unique and exciting opportunity. “I wanted to help raise awareness about how dangerous driving is.”
Pre-registration for the auditions is essential. Contact Melanie on either 6861 2364; 0428 400 627 or Melanie.Suitor@parkes.nsw.gov.au. This year’s mock car crash demonstration will be held in August.