Eaton Gorge Theatre Company, Juliet Scrine and Ian McColm, roamed the lush farmlands of Burrumbuttock to develop a script all about Squirrel Gliders. Based on information provided by local Scientists and Squirrel Glider champions, the script developed evolved into a performance, recently previewed at the Sustainable Activity Centre Wodonga, with the local home school group a willing 'guinea pig' audience! Here's all the gossip regarding times, dates and venues:

6pm Wednesday 11 October 2017 – performance begins at 7pm with an optional community BBQ prior to the show. RSVP Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

11:30am Thursday 12 October 2017 – Burrumbuttock Hall RSVP Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

6:15pm Thursday 12 October 2017 – QEII Square Albury during the twilight evening market. No RSVP needed! 

Eaton Gorge discovered that Squirrel Gliders live in treetops, are nocturnal, native to Australia and are a threatened species!  Murray Arts asked Eaton Gorge Theatre Company's Juliet Scrine some very important 'scientific' questions…

Murray Arts Vegemite or honey?  
Eaton Gorge Vegemite, unless I’m a squirrel glider at the time and then it would be honey! 
Murray Arts Nocturnal or Daylight hours? 
Eaton Gorge Definitely nocturnal!

What inspired you most about our Murray region on your research tour to develop 'Gliding into the Future'?
Its so green and lush. Love the rolling hills and the fresh air and the lovely historic buildings

What has been one of the highlights in developing and producing ‘Gliding into the Future’?
I have loved meeting all the people involved with the project. They are all so passionate and inspiring. I have learnt a lot about local ecology and the walk on the stock route was incredible, walking in the bush with a mob of Kangaroos was an experience!  Ian and I always get very excited when we see a possum run over a main highway.  We never noticed them before and I was amazed at how far a squirrel glider can glide!  70 metres is a long way!

What are your 3 top tips for someone thinking of a career in the arts?
Be persistent!
Try and find people you enjoy working with who will support your creative choices!
Be brave, you will hear no a lot!!!

What can the audience hope to expect? Any spoiler alerts?
A fun interactive and entertaining show that will teach them some interesting facts....don’t want to reveal too much!

What would be Eaton Gorge’s dream project?
This one!