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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details about the role.
Please pass on this information to anyone who, you think, would be suited to playing Chester.