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2020 National Tour ‘Edward the Emu’

July 3rd, 2019

AUDITION CALL OUT

Monkey Baa is casting its 2020 national tour of Edward the Emu,
based on the book by Sheena Knowles and Rod Clement.
Written and Directed by Eva Di Cesare

WE ARE LOOKING FOR  3 PERFORMERS

  • highly skilled in puppeteering and storytelling
  • aged anywhere between 21-55yrs
  • Performers need to be Sydney based & over the age of 21 yrs
  • hold a full driver’s license
  • We are particularly keen to see diverse artists

AUDITION INFORMATION

  • Auditions will be held on the afternoon of Monday 15th July
  • at ARA Darling Quarter Theatre in Darling Harbour 
  • Once we confirm which actors the Director would like to see,
    we will send out the audition brief and confirmation to you

Please send CV and headshot to admin@monkeybaa.com.au
by Monday 8th July.

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KEY DATES

Auditions:15 July 2019
Creative Development:9 – 13 September 2019
Rehearsals:9 March – 3 April 2020
Opening:4 April 2020
Sydney Season:6 – 25 April 2020
Tour Part 1:28 April – 17 September 2020
Tour Part 2:17 October – 21 November 2020

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION – EDWARD THE EMU

Tired of his life as an emu, Edward decides to try being something else for a change. He tries swimming with seals. He spends a day lounging with lions. He even does a stint slithering with snakes. But Edward soon discovers that being an emu may be the best thing after all, so he heads back to his pen, only to find a big surprise awaiting him . . .Edwina the Emu!
Soon enough, Edward and Edwina become the proud parents of ten little emu eggs. Whilst Edward minds the eggs, Edwina sets out to find a job and a hilarious adventure begins.
This work will explore themes around envy, identity, belonging and self-belief.
We are thrilled to be working with extraordinary artists, Puppet Maker Bryony Anderson (Diary of A Wombat, The Piper, Sydney Festival) and Puppetry Director Alice Osborne (Diary of A Wombat, War Horse, Ruby’s Wish) to create an engaging 50 minute theatre work which includes puppetry, narration and music.

CREATIVE TEAM

Writer and Director: Eva Di Cesare
Production Designer: Isabel Hudson
Puppetry Director: Alice Osborne
Lighting Designer: Matt Cox,
Composer and Sound Designer: Nate Edmondson
Dramaturg: Sandra Eldridge
Assistant Director: Warwick Doddrell


ABOUT MONKEY BAA THEATRE COMPANY

Australia’s leading professional theatre company for young audiences, Monkey Baa Theatre Company is Australia’s widest-reaching touring company, having conducted over 27 national tours to 135 regional and remote communities across every state and territory of Australia, four international tours and over 2,800 performances, and engaged with 1.35 million young people. We believe Australian stages should be filled with stories that represent all the extraordinary cultures living in this land, and that it’s important to create work that offers young people a truly multifaceted reflection of the world we all inhabit.

We’ve recently toured Diary of A Wombat to 59 National venues ( 2017) and Josephine Wants to Dance to 47 venues ( 2018) We are currently touring Possum Magic to 62 venues across the nation, our largest tour ever!!