Creative Development of new Elaine Acworth play for EPC Toowoomba

2 August, 2010 by 1 Comment

Empire Theatre Projects Company in Toowoomba (EPC) are now calling for expressions of interest from emerging and established arts professionals to take positions within the creative development phase of a new play Water Wars by Elaine Acworth:

The four positions are:

  • Directing Secondment
  • Female Actor age – 27-35 ‘Gally’ a wife and mum
  • Female Actor age – 60+ ‘Mrs P’
  • Male actor age – 18-25 ‘Cal’ Gally’s 7yr old son

Water Wars is a timely and darkly funny exploration of what happens between neighbours as the drought gets longer and tougher and then gets renamed as a ‘dry’.

Set just in the future – when our communities face on-going water scarcity, Water Wars charts the bumpy road of neighbourliness as tempers fray and niggles turn into frank discussions, that turn into skirmishes, that grow into outright war.  But in the middle of all this is a young boy, Cal, and his dog, Freddo.  Cal will have to live with the consequences of the adults’ actions in this water-starved world.

The professional creative team includes Director Shaun Charles, Designer Greg Clarke and actors Chris Betts and Jess Veurman-Betts.

Empire Theatres and Umber Productions are teaming up to develop this work over two weekends – 11 and 12 September and 9 and 10 October 2010.

Positions are open to applicants on a contract basis.

Expressions of interest including a current resume and details of previous relevant experience should be marked “Confidential” and forwarded to:

Ann-Marie Ryan
General Manager
Empire Theatres Pty Ltd
PO Box 1227
Toowoomba Qld 4350

Expressions of interest are due by 5pm Friday 13 August 2010.

Further inquiries for the position should be directed to: Ann-Marie Ryan on email:

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