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

Audition signups are now closed, thanks to all those who applied!

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 audition.

will be held on Tuesday, 9th July and Thursday, 11th July, between 12.30pm - 3pm in Brimbank in-person, or on Zoom. Auditions will go for 15 minutes, and we will provide you with a short scene from the script before your audition. Please note, you will not have to memorise any lines!

You can find a brief overview of the characters here.

Rehearsals will be held weekly on Tuesday 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.

Please note audition sign-ups are now closed.

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

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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