Get ready for the all new youth-led LGBTQIA+ play!

Ida the Hobit - The Play! is the story of Ida, a youngling who is on a fantastical journey to understanding LGBTQIA+ identities. In this whimsical play, Ida must help her animal pals - Orchid the Otter; Astrid the Artic Fox, and Sawyer the Scorpion (and more!) - on their journeys of self-discovery.

Important info:
We deeply value lived experience, and highly encourage those who identify as trans and/or gender diverse, First Nations, disabled, and/or culturally and linguistically diverse to sign up!

You can find a brief overview of the characters here.

Rehearsals will be held weekly on Wednesday evenings from August - November 2024 in Brimbank.

The play will premiere on Friday, 15th November 2024, in celebration of Transgender Awareness Week.

All roles on this production are voluntary, however we are committed to valuing your time as young people and creatives. Actors and production team members will only be called when they are needed. The lead character Ida, however, will be required for most (if not all) rehearsals.

If you would still like to get involved in prop, set, or costume making, please email Ash (they/them) at

Please enter your email so we can get in touch.

What is your connection to Brimbank? *

Brimbank refers to the suburbs: Sunshine, St Albans, Keilor, Taylors Lakes etc.

Which role/s are you applying for? *

You can choose multiple roles, however please answer for each role in the remaining questions of this form. Find character descriptions here:

Do you identify with the character at all?

Why are you the best fit for this role? Have you performed before, or do you have any special performance skills? (can you play an instrument, sing, dance etc.)

This could mean things such as needing a MYKI to get to and from rehearsals and/or production meetings, time-outs or frequent breaks, fidget toys, information provided in written and/or audio format etc. You can check out the rehearsal and performance venue (The Bowery Theatre and St Albans Community Centre) physical access information here:

Do you identify as Queer and/or LGBTQIA+ and/or Questioning? (This is completely confidential!) *

This theatre production is produced in an exciting collaboration between local young people; the Crystal Queer program run through Brimbank Youth Services; the Brimbank Youth Arts program from Creative Brimbank; the Brimbank FReeZA Committee; and the Duke Street Community House.

This play is based off the Ida the Hobit and the Crystal Queer Deers podcast, produced by the Crystal Queer program and Duke Street Community House. Available on all streaming platforms now!

If you have any questions, please reach out to:
Ash (They/Them) from Brimbank Youth Arts via; or
Jacob (He/They) from Brimbank Youth Services via

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