FAMDA has plans to stage the wickedly funny new satirical comedy, Jonathan Biggins’ Australia Day, directed by Andrew Oldroyd.
When it was first staged in 2012 reviewers wrote:
- Australia Day is a hoot: makes you laugh, makes you wince, makes you think. The Age
- If you want huge laughs … Australia Day is just the ticket. Herald Sun
- a deliciously light and perfectly pitched jokefest. The Australian.
AUSTRALIA DAY RECIPE:
Take one small town and mix together a committee made up of equal parts bigot; CWA-staunch-bastion; Greens-tree-changer new to the town; token-Asian-educator; political-punter-businessman (watch that economic growth!) Add his long-standing-friend-cum-assistant and STIR VIGOROUSLY…
FAMDA’S AUSTRALIA DAY
FAMDA envisages staging Australia Day in September / October 2016.
The play involves a cast of 6 – 4 men and 2 women.
Andrew Oldroyd plans to hold auditions for 5 of these roles in June however there is one special role that he would like to pre-cast now as it is pivotal to the humour of the play.
The character’s name is Chester, the 20+ year old Australian born son of Vietnamese migrants. It is essential that Chester looks Asian but sounds as though he has lived in Australia for a long time.
The role could perhaps be tweaked to allow Chester’s lineage to be from some other part of Asia, (at a pinch ‘he’ could even be female), but preparations for staging the play cannot proceed without the involvement of someone of Asian background.
Contact Andrew Oldroyd via 0439 884 311 or [email protected] for more details about the role.
Please pass on this information to anyone who, you think, would be suited to playing Chester.