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Recruiting Dino Loving Kids for Live Show | Brisbane
11 January - 28 January
Do you have a dinosaur obsessed kid aged between 10-12 years? This is their time to ROAR onto the live theatre stage!
Award winning puppetry-based theatrical theatre company Erth are on the hunt for two junior dinosaur loving palaeontologists to be part of the exciting production Erth’s Prehistoric Picnic, a family friendly show, which is part of World Science Festival Brisbane from 22-26 March 2023.
Erth’s Prehistoric Picnic is a live educational theatre show led by two hosts; Erth’s Artistic Director, and two new budding dinosaur experts, aged between 10 and 12, to star alongside the team, and talk directly to the audience about the creatures featured in the show.
Sparking feelings of wonder, Erth bring the impossible to life as they send audiences to the wilderness of a distant era, and witness some of the most amazing dinosaurs and megafauna to have ever walked this Earth.
Queensland Museum Network CEO Dr Jim Thompson said this is a chance for young dinosaur fans to showcase their knowledge.
“If you consider yourself a dinosaur connoisseur, this is the perfect opportunity to be part of an awe-inspiring production during World Science Festival Brisbane in 2023,” Dr Thompson said.
“We know visitors to Queensland Museum love dinosaurs, so Erth will have a challenge choosing just two lucky young dinosaur enthusiasts to be part of the show.”
Erth Artistic Director Scott Wright said the team were specifically looking for children with knowledge about our prehistoric past.
“We are not recruiting actors, just regular children who are comfortable speaking about dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures,” Mr Wright said.
“This is not a scripted show, it’s live theatre that is spontaneous and fun – we basically have a conversation with each other and our audience and see where this takes us.
“So, this role will really suit children who are passionate about dinosaurs and can confidently share fun facts and interesting stories to larger audiences.”
Dinosaurs featured within the show include baby T-Rex and Triceratops, Leaellynasaurs, Australovenator, Meganeura and the megafauna Dromornithidae, commonly known as Thunderbirds.
Emily (aged 11) who was part of Erth’s Prehistoric Picnic in Sydney said this was a once in a lifetime experience you won’t forget. “I was so excited to be part of the show in Sydney and it was such an amazing experience,” Emily said.
“Prior to this I had no experience in live theatre: I’m just a kid who loves dinosaurs, and Erth gave me a chance to showcase my knowledge and have a lot of fun along the way.
“I encourage all kids to get involved – it’s an experience you will never forget.”
If you wish to apply for this fantastic opportunity, submit a short 3 to 5-minute video through www.erth.com.au by Sunday 29 January 2023.
For more information visit https://www.worldsciencefestival.com.au/event-program/brisbane/erths-prehistoric-picnicgp2023