According to Otto” is the brand new play by acclaimed dramatist, Wayne Tunks. Its world premiere season will take place at The Depot Theatre, Marrickville, for Sydney Mardi Gras – February 14 – 24, 2018. “According to Otto” will be directed by Tunks, assistant directed by Daniel Pollock and already has an amazing cast, Felicity Burke, Alice Furze, Jacinta Moses, Jasper Musgrave, Tasha O’Brien, Wayne Tunks and Andrew Wang.

Otto Brooks is 16 with a massive imagination and a big secret he’s ready to reveal – he’s gay. Otto has the usual family, parents who love and embarrass him, a Uni student sister who wants to change the world, a pop culture loving Nana and a best friend, Max, who he’s secretly in love with. Add to that, a school bully out for a blood and Otto has a lot to go through before he becomes what he really wants, to be out, happy and in love. Time to delve into the world according to Otto.

Tunks Productions is one of the leading producers of quality Australian independent theatre. The biggest successes have included, “The Subtle Art of Flirting”, “We’ll Always Have Wagga”, “The Bridesmaid Must Die!”, “Silvertop Ash”, “Hell Hath No Fury”, “Everything I Know I Learnt From Madonna”, “Flame Trees”, “Fag Boy and the Married Guy” and “The Girlie Show”. 2017 was a big year for Tunks Productions, with the successes of “Bitch” and “Diva Wars”, plus the filming of the web series, “After Nightfall”, out early 2018. Wayne Tunks has been a storyliner on “Neighbours” and was the 2017 Festival Director for Short+Sweet Sydney.


Auditions are taking place at The Depot Theatre on Monday November 6 between 4 and 10 (we are only able to see people on this day).

To apply for an audition, please send your head shot, CV and the role you wish to apply for to:

Please mark all attached files with your name.

Please note that the production will be a co-op.


MAX (to play 16) Male, any nationality
Max is Otto’s best friend, and the object of his affection. Max is a gentle, intelligent and creative teen. For years he has been teased about being gay and because of this has emotionally put up walls. He claims to be straight, but Otto hopes he isn’t. Max loves pop music and loves to hang out with Otto, just hanging out and having a good time. He is scared of the school’s bullies, especially Brady.

BRADY (to play 16) Male, any nationality
Brady plays football and is on his way to being a big bloke. He doesn’t care about school. He is a bit of a bully, and especially loves to pick on Max about being gay. But when challenged by Otto, he turns his hatred to Otto. He thinks he is funny, but is not exactly the smartest.