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Dec
10
7:30 PM19:30

Audition (2) - Extinction by Hannie Rayson

Director: Sharon Maine

At The Theatre, The Gem,
19 Kilvington Drive, Emerald VIC 3782

Auditions

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Sunday 9 December 4-7pm and
Monday 10 December 7.30-10.30pm

Booking essential with the director Sharon Maine at sharonjmaine@gmail.com.

Characters

Dr Piper Ross (30), she is a conservation biologist on secondment from the San Diego Zoo

Harry Jewell (45), CEO of Powerhouse

Professor Heather Dixon-Brown (50), director of the CAPE Institute

Andy Dixon (35), a vet, brother of Heather

Synopsis

Extinction is set on the windswept coast of southern Australia, where the dense temperate rainforest sweeps down to the blue wilderness of the Great Southern Ocean. One wild winter night, Harry Jewell is driving along the Great Ocean Road, when he hits an animal. He stops and discovers that the creature is still alive. He picks it up and drives through the storm to a wildlife shelter, where an American zoologist, Dr Piper Ross, is on duty as a volunteer. Harry Jewell recognizes that the animal is a tiger quoll, once common in these parts, but now on the verge of extinction. The quoll dies, but the two of them are bonded by their attempt to save its life. A week after the quoll incident, Harry Jewell shows up at the CAPE Institute, where he meets with the director, Heather Dixon-Brown. He slaps two million dollars on the table and says that he wants to fund a research project to save the tiger quoll. However, there is a complication. Harry is the Managing Director of Powerhouse Mining. He has a license to explore the Otways for brown coal. Meanwhile Heather Dixon-Brown’s brother, Andy is facing his own crisis of mortality. Getting into bed with Big Coal and letting Powerhouse mine the forest, will happen over his dead body. This is a play about passion, ethics and what it means to live with the shadow of death (our own and other species). Does it matter if the tiger quoll’s days are numbered? Perhaps extinction is just part of the cycle of life or is human intervention necessary? No one in this play is wicked. No one is entirely virtuous. What unites them all is the one urgent question, in the age of global warming, how are we to live?

Presented by Gemco Players

Performance rights for EXTINCTION exclusivley licensed by HLA Management Pty Ltd, PO Box 1536, Strawberry Hills NSW 2012 (hla@hlamgt.com.au)

 

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Dec
9
4:00 PM16:00

Audition (1) - Extinction by Hannie Rayson

Director: Sharon Maine

At The Theatre, The Gem,
19 Kilvington Drive, Emerald VIC 3782

Auditions

extinction book cover.jpg

Sunday 9 December 4-7pm and
Monday 10 December 7.30-10.30pm

Booking essential with the director Sharon Maine at sharonjmaine@gmail.com.

Characters

Dr Piper Ross (30), she is a conservation biologist on secondment from the San Diego Zoo

Harry Jewell (45), CEO of Powerhouse

Professor Heather Dixon-Brown (50), director of the CAPE Institute

Andy Dixon (35), a vet, brother of Heather

Synopsis

Extinction is set on the windswept coast of southern Australia, where the dense temperate rainforest sweeps down to the blue wilderness of the Great Southern Ocean. One wild winter night, Harry Jewell is driving along the Great Ocean Road, when he hits an animal. He stops and discovers that the creature is still alive. He picks it up and drives through the storm to a wildlife shelter, where an American zoologist, Dr Piper Ross, is on duty as a volunteer. Harry Jewell recognizes that the animal is a tiger quoll, once common in these parts, but now on the verge of extinction. The quoll dies, but the two of them are bonded by their attempt to save its life. A week after the quoll incident, Harry Jewell shows up at the CAPE Institute, where he meets with the director, Heather Dixon-Brown. He slaps two million dollars on the table and says that he wants to fund a research project to save the tiger quoll. However, there is a complication. Harry is the Managing Director of Powerhouse Mining. He has a license to explore the Otways for brown coal. Meanwhile Heather Dixon-Brown’s brother, Andy is facing his own crisis of mortality. Getting into bed with Big Coal and letting Powerhouse mine the forest, will happen over his dead body. This is a play about passion, ethics and what it means to live with the shadow of death (our own and other species). Does it matter if the tiger quoll’s days are numbered? Perhaps extinction is just part of the cycle of life or is human intervention necessary? No one in this play is wicked. No one is entirely virtuous. What unites them all is the one urgent question, in the age of global warming, how are we to live?

Presented by Gemco Players

Performance rights for EXTINCTION exclusivley licensed by HLA Management Pty Ltd, PO Box 1536, Strawberry Hills NSW 2012 (hla@hlamgt.com.au)

 

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Oct
5
to Oct 20

Season 2 - Love and Information by Caryl Churchill

Opening Night fundraiser

Gemco Players will donate profits from the opening night to disaster relief for the people of Sulawesi through Lions Club International. Throughout the run there will be a donations box on the bar for additional contributions.

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Director: David Lawson-Smith

Synopsis

A child cannot feel pain. A man has a secret. A woman wants an affair.
A scientist dissects a brain. Someone tells the police. Another puts an elephant on the stairs. In a series of tantalising vignettes, over 100 vibrant characters search for meaning in their lives. Through sex, death, feeling, thinking, they discover each other. Within their intimate whispers, philosophical exchanges and life-changing revelations, we see ourselves and the people we love.

Show dates:

Friday 5 at 8pm
Saturday 6 at 8pm
Sunday 7 at 6pm (twilight)
Friday 12 at 8pm
Saturday 13 at 8pm
Sunday 14 at 2pm (matinee)
Friday 19 at 8pm
Saturday 20 at 8pm

Ticket prices:

$25; $22 (Children of 15 and under, Students, and concession card holders.); groups of 4 $80 (this ticket has a plus 1 option)

At The Gem Theatre, 19 Kilvington Drive, Emerald VIC 3782

Presented by Gemco Players

An Amateur Production by Arrangement with ORiGiN (TM) Theatrical,
on behalf of Samuel French, Ltd.

 

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Mar
3
to Mar 25

Day Out with Thomas Cast Expression of Interest

Volunteers Expression of Interest

Here is an opportunity to spend a day around Thomas, socialising with parents and children from all over the world and helping them to have a very memorable day with
Sir Topham Hat, Shunter Charlie and Driver Sam.

Dates for March 2018 are: Saturdays 3, 17, 24 and Sundays 4, 18,25

and then the following November.

If you are interested in being part of this event please email Carmela Pezzimenti at gemcoplayers@gmail.com


Tickets for the Day Out can be purchased from Puffing Billy

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Jan
29
7:30 PM19:30

Script Workshop - Aftermath by Kylie Rackham

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Local playwright Kylie Rackham's new piece 'Aftermath' is nearly ready for performance and it's premiere will be at the opening of the Little Theatre in June as well as touring the one act circuit this year.
Director Sharon Maine is needing males to attend this workshop to help Kylie & Sharon fine tune the play and those in attendance will be considered for roles in the production. *Please note that this is a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with the piece and there is no expectation for you to be involved with the performance. Perhaps you would just like to come and stretch your creative muscles for a night.
No need to book... just turn up, but please express your interest via our facebook event page so we can get an idea :)


About 'Aftermath'
Four strangers come together in the most challenging of circumstances. Responders to to a car accident, they must not only deal with the immediate situation, but the aftermath of the crisis. The play examines the notions of responsibility and explores what we are capable of when we are put to the test.
Performance dates: 15,16,17 June and then following months for One Act Play Festival circuit.
***Males only required at this stage****

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Jul
3
7:00 PM19:00

Murder on the Puffing Billy Cast Auditions

Monday 3 July 2017
7pm
Nobelius Packing Shed,
1 Crichton Road,
Emerald Vic 3782

We are looking for enthusiastic people who enjoy improv theatre to join our wonderful cast in performing a murder mystery dinner show aboard Puffing Billy. Please RSVP as attending so we have an idea of numbers.
Time commitments for this show are as follows:
Rehearsals Monday nights in Emerald from 7:00pm til 10:00pm
Performances once or twice a month on Thursday, Friday or Saturday evenings from 6:30pm. If you have any questions, feel free to post them here and we will do our best to answer them. Oh, and don't forget to share the event with your friends!
The auditions will run as a workshop where you will take part in improv activities, so jump in and don't be shy!

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May
22
5:00 PM17:00

Gemco Players One Act Season Auditions

Sunday 22nd May
5pm for WOW! and Last Bread Pudding
7pm for Peace of Angels

Season Co-ordinator: Claudia Witts. If you have any questions please click here to send her an email.

All plays will be auditioned by a cold reading.

Season: Friday July 15; Saturday July 16; Sunday July 17

Wow!

By Marc T Williams
Directors: Ross Housham and Marc Williams

Synopsis: A True Story. ( ...sort of.)
A sci-fi comedy based in Australia that's a cross between " The Dish" and "Big Bang Theory".
What happens when the most boring thing suddenly becomes the most important thing in the history of humanity....EVER!?

Characters: 
Paul Scobie - CSIRO Astronomer: 40-50yo, Cool, calm. been stationed at Parkes a long time, remembers the “good old days”
Charles “Chuck” Fontaine -NASA Liaison: 30-40yo, American, wants to be back home working with all his colleagues, not stuck in some ancient relic in a sheep paddock on the other side of the world
Jess Nash - SETI Astronomer: 19-26yo female, young, idealistic. Firmly believes in extraterrestrial life and wants to be the person to find it.
Harold Kelly- Maintenance: 60-75yo, old local country bloke. Used for general maintenance around the place. Good for fixing fuses, fences and pumps.
Narrator

Last Bread Pudding

By Nick Warburton
Directors: Terri Williams assisted by Evie Housham

Synopsis: Comedy - The committee of an amateur drama group is meeting to discuss a new play. We notice that, strangely, the presentation of the meeting to us is reflecting the ideas put forward by the committee, making the play a demonstration as well as a discussion of those ideas.

Characters:
Kev Mills - neat, dapper, organised, bossy - 30-40s
Denise Boon - straight-talking, bossy - 30 -40s
Fleur Florian - an "actor", artistic, flamboyant, - 50-70s
Jan Cooke - eager, young - 20s
Jack Handy - dogged, practical, old enough to be Jan's father - 40-50s
Phyllis Little / Phil Little - quiet - male or female - 40-60
Tramp - symbolic - male or female - any age.

Peace of Angels

Director Richard Kewon

Synopsis:
It's about two friends from country Victoria who are bothAustralian nurses serving in Vietnam during the war, and through a series of monologues give us an insight into a time when both have to make choices .

Characters: 
Elizabeth and Suzie - Female actors 19 – 35 years

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