BGTC is thrilled to have WAAPA graduate and professional actress Hayley McElhinney join us as a tutor for our Acting Intensive workshops. Hayley recently acted in feature film 'The Babadook' and was a prolific member of Sydney Theatre Actors Company for four years. We're sure our eager young acting talents will hugely benefit from Hayley's industry experience and skills as a professional actor!
Our Acting Intensive Workshops, which run every Saturday during the term, allow high school aged students (14 - 17yrs) to learn acting styles and techniques for stage and screen, how to perform monologues, and how to prepare for auditions.
For workshop info and enrolments contact 9380 3085 / firstname.lastname@example.org
The AWG Announces the Nominees for then 47th Annual AWGIE Awards!
Barking Gecko Theatre Company sends our congratulations to Mr Tom Holloway for his nominations for Storm Boy (Theatre for Young Audiences) and Forget Me Not (Stage) and to Mr Finegean Kruckemeyer for Tough Beauty (Community & Youth Theatre), The Violent Outburst That Drew Me To You (Theatre for Young Audiences) and The Grumpiest Boy In The World (Children's Theatre).
The 2014 AWGIE Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday 5 September at Doltone House Hyde Park, Sydney.
Congratulations to the cast and creatives of Jasper Jones, who delivered an absolutely fantastic Opening Night of the show on Friday at the State Theatre. There were super warm, postitive vibes in abundance at the post-show function we held for friends and special guests, with much conversation surrounding our shared experience of a brilliant night at the theatre. You can take a look at the social gallery here.
The West Australian gave the show a dream review: "Jasper Jones is a standout...this wonderful production is the apogee of Barking Gecko's achievement so far (...) Jasper Jones is our next Cloudstreet." You can read it here. Our social media is abuzz with great feedback too: "We loved the book and weren't disappointed", "Saw this today - absolutely fantastic".
Due to overwhelming demand, we've just added two extra shows! Tuesday July 29 and Monday August 4, both at 7pm. Tickets for these additional shows onsale now via Ticketek. But hurry - before Jasper sneaks out quietly in the night and leaves us for other adventures!
Jasper Jones production stills, courtesy of Jon Green.
We are super excited to announce that Barking Gecko Theatre Company & Sydney Theatre Company have been nominated for Best Presentation for Children, for our production, Storm Boy.
CALLING ALL DADS! The Fathering Project is an incredible Perth-based not-for-profit group, led by West Australian of the Year, Dr Bruce Robinson, that helps fathers and father figures realise how super important they are, as well as dishing out some awesome "Dad tips"!
BGTC's teamed up with The Fathering Project for a very special event during our next show, Jasper Jones: Dad's Date Night! An evening has been put aside *especially* for dads, grandads, stepdads, carers, and male mentors - bring your kids along and share the show with a theatre full of other Dads and their kids! Then grab an ice-cream afterwards and listen to your kids' thoughts on the show. Dr Bruce Robinson will be in attendance, with an opportunity to meet the cast of Jasper Jones in the foyer after the show.
Dad Date Night is Thursday July 31 at 7.00pm, and the show is suitable for ages 15+. Bookings via www.ticketek.com.au - simply type FATHERING into the promo field to access this performance. Tell all the Dads you know to come to this special show!
Dr Bruce Robinson, Leader of the Fathering Project Team
The creativity and hard work of WA teenager Amy Joy, of Baldivis, has recently been acknowledged and rewarded by Barking Gecko Theatre Company. Amy Joy took home a cheque for $1,507 as the winner of the ONEFIVEZEROSEVEN competition via Barking Gecko's platform, The Generator Project!
The competition, was tied into Barking Gecko's production, ONEFIVEZEROSEVEN, that premiered at the Perth Festival in February. It invited teenagers to take individual photos of every item they own, or is important to them. The visual content gathered from the compeitioin entries, were used as inspiration during the script devlopment process by director John Sheedy and playwright Suzie Miller. Amy Joy's winning entry was on display during the February season at the State Theatre Centre of WA, along with other finalist's work.
Barking Gecko's Artistic Director, John Sheedy, was hugely impressed with Amy's entry, "Amy put together such an eclectic collection of eveything she owns and what is important to her - from her Pokemons to her beloved cats (Caesar 1, 2 and 3!) I discovered something new each time I revisited the piece, such was Amy's collection of 'stuff.' Complex, honest, raw and - most importantly - filled with a good dose of humour!"
Amy Joy was thrilled to receive the prize money. An avid Pokemon fan (as you can discern from the photos in her entry!), Amy plans to put the prize money towards taking her first trip to the land of Pokemon - Japan - later this year.
Barking Gecko Theatre Company is delighted to annouce that Artistic Director, John Sheedy was awarded Best Director for Storm Boy at the inaugural PAWA Awards held last night.
We would also like to send our congratulations to ONEFIVEZEROSEVEN cast member Jacinta Larcombe for winning Best Newcomer for her role in The Little Mermaid.
Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!
Barking Gecko is thrilled to be nominated for the following awards;
1. Best Actress - Ella Hetherington for Duck, Death and the Tulip;
2. Best Design - Alicia Clements for Set and Costumes, Duck Death and the Tulip.
3. Best Director - John Sheedy for Duck, Death and the Tulip; Storm Boy
4. Best Production - John Sheedy for Duck, Death and the Tulip; Storm Boy
We also send out our congratulations to Rhoda Lopez, Ben Motley and Adriane Daff.
Barking Gecko Theatre Company are seeking applications from across Australia for a male performer to be involved in the premiere season of Jasper Jones, written by Craig Silvey and adapted for the stage by Kate Mulvany.
Requirements are as follows:
Can play the age range of 16-22 years of age
Monday 10th - Friday 14th March 2014
Monday 16th June - Friday 11th July 2014
Monday 14th July - Saturday 9th August 2014
Deadline for applications is Friday 21st February 2014.
Please send through your CV and headshot to email@example.com
We are very excited for the start of our Smarter than Smoking BGTC Term Workshops, which commence this Saturday 8th February!
See you at the theatre for a fun-filled term :-)