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The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - PLAY CONTENTS -

grad­u­ate and lo­cal the­atre star Tyler Bur­ness will re­turn to the Gold Coast to per­form in Ja­son Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years – the de­but pro­duc­tion for new lo­cal the­atre com­pany Golden Ap­ple The­atri­cal Pro­duc­tions. GATP has been de­vel­oped by lo­cal drama teacher, di­rec­tor and mul­ti­ple Gold Coast Area The­atre Award win­ner Cilla Scott, who taught Bur­ness as a bud­ding young ac­tor. ‘‘I was Tyler’s drama teacher more than 10 years ago and it car­ries such a spe­cial sig­nif­i­cance for me that af­ter he has trained at such an elite level we will again have the chance to work to­gether,’’ she says. The Last Five Years, which has yet to be fully cast, ex­plores a five-year re­la­tion­ship be­tween ris­ing nov­el­ist Jamie, played by Bur­ness, and Cathy Hy­att, a strug­gling ac­tress. The story is told in re­verse chrono­log­i­cal or­der, be­gin­ning at the end of the mar­riage, and at the same time is told in chrono­log­i­cal or­der, start­ing just af­ter the cou­ple have first met. Au­di­tions for the re­main­ing roles will be held at The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast on Oc­to­ber 13 by ap­point­ment only. The newly-formed, in­de­pen­dent the­atre com­pany will fo­cus on locally-pro­duced, smaller-scale mu­si­cals. Scott formed GATP af­ter recog­nis­ing a need for high-qual­ity pro­duc­tions of con­tem­po­rary lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional the­atri­cal work. ‘‘I see the Gold Coast as an al­ready vi­brant cul­tural community and I am ex­cited to con­trib­ute to the on­go­ing pro­mo­tion, de­vel­op­ment and growth of the locally-pro­duced the­atre scene,’’ she says. ‘‘We as a re­gion have so much to of­fer. We want to sup­port lo­cal and emerg­ing artists.’’

Visit www.gatp.com.au for au­di­tion in­for­ma­tion.

NIDA grad­u­ate Tyler Bur­ness

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