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AUDITION NOTICE: 'Kimberly Akimbo' by Javeenbah Theatre Co.

Join us for auditions for "Kimberly Akimbo," a touching play set in 1999 that explores the challenges and joys of an unconventional family. Here's all the information you need to audition:

Audition Details:

  • Date: 19 May 2024

  • Time: 10:00 am

  • Location: Javeenbah Theatre Co., Cnr Stevens Street and Ferry Street, Nerang QLD 4211

About the Play: "Kimberly Akimbo" follows the life of Kimberly, a 16-year-old girl who ages four times faster than normal due to a rare medical condition. Despite her challenges, Kimberly navigates life with resilience and humour, facing family tensions and unexpected friendships.

Character Descriptions:

  1. Kimberly (age presenting 50-70):

  • A teenage girl dealing with an aging disease.

  • Resilient, introspective, and central to the story.

  1. Pattie (age presenting in 30s):

  • Kimberly's mother, heavily pregnant and accident-prone.

  • A hypochondriac with comedic and dramatic flair.

  1. Buddy (age presenting in 30s):

  • Kimberly's father, portrayed as an alcoholic.

  • Complex, with vulnerabilities and shortcomings.

  1. Debra (age presenting in 30s):

  • Pattie's sister, wily, homeless, and an ex-con with a plan.

  • Adds intrigue and unpredictability to the story.

  1. Jeff (actor over 18, portraying 16):

  • Kimberly's friend, awkward and unpopular.

  • Quirky, with interests in D&D and anagrams.

Production Dates:

  • August 31 - September 14, 2024

Audition Pack: Download the audition pack here: Akimbo Audition Info

Audition Process:

  • Auditions will involve reading from the script provided by the director.

  • Prepare for your audition by familiarising yourself with the characters and the themes of the play.

  • For audition pieces and access to the perusal script, please contact director Kaela Gray at:

Note: This production is a play, not the musical version of the story.


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