Do you have authentic letters from the battlefields of World War One written by your relatives? If so, David Crewe is eager to hear from you.
Maleny playwright David is scripting the main arena event for the June 2015 Sunshine Coast Show entitled ‘Anzac Dawn’ and plans to use these letters as part of the drama.
The Show’s organisers, the Sunshine Coast Agricultural Society, has commissioned David and Buderim composer Paul Coppens to create a spectacular original work involving a massed choir, bands, and actors as part of the Anzac Centenary year commemorations.
David said “the letters we seeking are important documents which describe personal experience of this horrific war.”
“I am keen to have access to these as a way of relating this production directly to people in the area. They can be from soldiers or nurses or other relatives involved in the struggle,” he said.
The Agricultural Society has received a grant of $80,000 from the Queensland State Anzac Centenary Fund towards this event, which is also supported by the Sunshine Coast Council.
The event will be a mixture of live action, music and song, tracing the Australian experience of war at home and on the battle fronts of Gallipoli and Western Europe over the years 1914-18.
As well as a call for the letters, David and Paul are keen to hear from choirs, music and drama groups, schools and individuals who would like to be involved in performing in this production.
Contact David if you have letters on firstname.lastname@example.org, and if you are interested in performing at www.anzacdawn.com.au
More information to come in the following months...
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