Daisy Moon Was Born This Way


15 November - 26 November 2017

The Joan

by Emily Sheehan directed by Nick Atkins


“You don’t wanna fit in. You wanna stand out. Way out. So far out they’d think you were from outer space.”
- Daisy Moon Was Born This Way

Bright eyed and eccentric 14-year-old Daisy Moon is President and Founder of the Bateman’s Bay Little Monsters Fan Club. She holds her club meetings inside the dusty beachside bus stop on her front lawn. She’s the club’s only member.

Her 18-year-old brother Noah couldn’t be more different. An elite athlete on the cusp of cracking national competitions, his world falls apart when he’s caught cheating on a time trial. They both dream big, but are stuck in a world too small.

Set in a coastal town, this play draws on Australian iconography of the faded beachside surf club, but turns it on its head by drenching it with pop-culture and contemporary teen attitude.

Daisy Moon Was Born This Way is a dark and offbeat coming of age dramatic comedy, about making mistakes and learning to love yourself anyway


Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre

Cast and creatives

Director - Nick Atkins
Dramaturg - Dom Mercer
Playwright - Emily Sheehan
With - Isabelle Ford, Andre Drysdale, Ayeesha Ash and Mansoor Noor
Design - Emma White
Lighting Design - Benjamin Turner
Sound Design - Donna Hewitt
Stage Manager - Karina McKenzie

Cover Art - Zeke's Lunchbox
Production photography - Katy Green Loughrey

times and dates

Wednesday Nov 15 - 7:30pm - Preview
Thursday, Nov 16 - 7:30pm - Opening Night
Friday Nov 17 - 12:30pm - school matinee + Q&A
Friday, Nov 17 - 7:30pm
Saturday, Nov 18 - 2:00pm
Saturday, Nov 18 - 7:30pm
Thursday, Nov 23 - 7:30pm
Friday, Nov 24 - 7:30pm
Saturday, Nov 25 - 2:00pm
Saturday, Nov 25 - 7:30pm

TICKETS: http://thejoan.com.au/whats-on/daisy-moon-was-born-this-way/



"Daisy Moon Was Born This Way is both a sweet and gutsy play. It’s charm lies in its blend of pop and colloquial Australian teen culture, tempered with deep emotional truths... Sheehan’s voice is sparkling fresh, and urgently of the now." ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Arts Hub

"Playwright Emily Sheehan did an incredible job creating a realistic representation of today’s millennials and wrote such a believable script I occasionally had to remind myself I was still watching a play."

Amelia Gilling | Canberra Youth Theatre Blog

"Emily Sheehan did a wonderful job of marrying the whimsical, teenage vibe with the more serious and sad back story... Daisy Moon Was Born This Way was a joy to watch."

Edie W | The JOAN Blog

Social media praise

  • "Was absolutely blown away. Emily has a fantastic knack for capturing the uncertainty and ambiguity of the teenage years, treating it in a way that was realistic but not condescending... The actors were fantastic and gave us an excellent rendition of what was a heart warming, funny, nostalgic and superbly written play." Kahlia S

  • "So. Damn. Good." Hannah S

  • "Just finished catching a matinee of Daisy Moon Was Born This Way. A very well written gem of a play. Outstanding performances by a group of four fantastic young actors" - Mark