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ONEFIVEZEROSEVEN Competition Winner Announced!

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.

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PAWA AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

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!

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2014 PAWA AWARDS ANNOUNCED!

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.

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AUDITION CALL OUT!

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:

Male

Asian decent

Can play the age range of 16-22 years of age


SEASON DATES

Creative Development

Monday 10th - Friday 14th March 2014

Rehearsal

Monday 16th June - Friday 11th July 2014

Performance

Monday 14th July - Saturday 9th August 2014

 

Deadline for applications is Friday 21st February 2014.

Please send through your CV and headshot to genevieve@barkinggecko.com.au

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Smarter Than Smoking BGTC Workshops start this Saturday!

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 :-)

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Smarter Than Smoking BGTC Workshops start this Saturday!

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 :-)

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Christmas Closure & Re-Opening

The Barking Gecko Office will be closed from Monday 23rd December 2013 until Monday 6 January 2014.

From all of us here, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We look forward to seeing you all in 2014! 

Love from the Gecko Team x

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2013 Sydney Theatre Award Nominations Announced!

We are delighted to announce that Storm Boy has been nominated for Best Production For Young People. Well done to all at Sydney Theatre Company and Barking Gecko.

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Audition Time!

We’re looking for actors for a world premiere production in 2014. Male and female roles available, you will need to prepare a monologue from an Australian play. 

BGTC are looking for actors for the following roles:

1 x male – age range 16 – 22
1 x male – Vietnamese decent, age range 16 – 22
1 x male – age range 35 – 45
1 x female – age range 16 – 22
1 x female – age range 35 – 45

Auditions
Thursday 5th and Friday 6th December 2013

[Image: from Barking Gecko's Duck, Death & The Tulip, 2013, by Jon Green]

Auditionees are required to prepare:

A monologue from an Australian play, the monologue must for no longer than 3 minutes and it must be from a contemporary Australian play

Season Dates
By signing up for an audition you confirm you are available for the following dates:

CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT

Monday 10th – Friday 14th March 2014

REHEARSAL

Monday 16th June – Friday 11th July 2014

PERFORMANCE

Monday 14th July – Saturday 9th August 2014

Please send all applications through to:

Genevieve Jones genevieve@barkinggecko.com.au

Please include your current CV and headshot when applying.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday 28th November 5pm

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AUDITION CALL OUT!

Barking Gecko Theatre Company are looking for young Western Australians aged between 17-25 who are confident in both physical and vocal performance to be involved in the premiere of the Company's new work for 2014.

For further details, please head to the following link at www.barkinggecko.com.au/media-releases.

We look forward to seeing you at the auditions!

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