Apply for Brett Goldin bursary

Actors aged between 20 and 30 years old can apply to audition for the 2016 Brett Goldin Bursary

This marks the tenth anniversary and final year that the bursary will be made available. The closing date is 5pm on Friday April 29 and no late applications will be accepted.

Auditions will take place at the Baxter Theatre Centre on Wednesday and Thursday May 18 and 19, with finals on Friday May 20, when the winners will be announced.

For the audition, actors are required to perform two classic speeches (one tragic and one comic) as well as motivate why they should be awarded the bursary. All applications should include a detailed CV and a letter of motivation.

The Brett Goldin Bursary was set up immediately after the young actor and his friend, fashion designer Richard Bloom, both 28, were brutally murdered on April 16, 2006.

He was to perform the role of Guildenstern in the Baxter’s production of Hamlet, directed by Janet Suzman, which launched the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company’s Complete Works Festival. The double murder sent shockwaves throughout South Africa and England.

The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Actors Centre in Johannesburg and the Baxter Theatre Centre established the bursary which was kick-started by donations from respected South African-born actor, Sir Antony Sher and Honorary RSC Associate Dame Janet Suzman to give another young actor the opportunity which Brett was denied and to honour his memory in an appropriate manner.

For further enquiries about applying for the bursary, contact Nicolette Moses on 021 680 3964 during office hours.

All applications should be clearly marked and addressed to Nicolette Moses, by fax 021 650 5260, email nicolette.moses@uct.ac.za or posted or delivered to the Baxter Theatre Centre, Main Road, Rondebosch, 7700 by no later than 5pm on Friday April 29..