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Meet Sienna Bannister

SIENNA BANNISTER

Sienna is the eldest child of Michael and his dead wife, April.  Sienna's childhood was a happy one, with loving parents and a stable home - well, three homes really.  Her parents were both successful and internationally renowned actors, and the family spent their time equally between Los Angeles, London, and Melbourne.  They had permanent homes in each city.  Sienna had attended private school in Melbourne, but when she needed to be at the other homes a private tutor was hired in to home school the girls to ensure they did not fall behind in their education.

Sienna was an outgoing, precocious little girl with boundless energy and a love for being the center of attention.  She had a natural talent for performance and was encouraged to pursue it.  Her parents organised private and group training with some of the best professionals in the world for her.  From a young age she appeared in ads and a few films, and her parents were in talks with Disney about a television series featuring both the girls when the accident happened.

Sienna's world changed instantly and completely at the moment of the accident.  She lost her mum, and Michael and Emerald spent months in hospital and then undergoing rehabilitation.

Sienna has a fear and loathing of hospitals and clinical environments now, and is terrified of being away from her family for even the shortest of times.  Michael and Emerald settled in Melbourne to undergo their rehabilitation.  Disney offered to continue the project with just Sienna, but she rejected the offer, insisting that she had to stay with her family.  Her father still supports her career and constantly tries to encourage her to go back to Los Angeles to continue with her career.  

Sienna does not want to give up acting, but cannot bring herself to leave Michael and Emerald.  She sees this theatrer company as the way for her to achieve both.

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CHAPTER 26: The Outrageous Compromises

CHAPTER 26 The Outrageous Compromises

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SCENE 1: The Outrage Dan and River call Emerald and Henri into a design meeting to solve some problems.
FEATURING: Dan Brasher, April Garreffa, Imbi Leili Ling, and Damian Vuleta
SCENE 2: The Compromise Henri convinces Edward to wear the right costume for the character of King Richard III
FEATURING: Scott Knight and Damian Vuleta
SCENE 3: The Arrival Sophia arrive in Australia and reminds Flora what she needs to do to make their plan work.
FEATURING: Samsara

Episode 24 - The Calming

INT.BISTRO.SIENNA AND BRICK ARE HAVING A DRINK.MICHAEL WALKS IN AGITATED AND HEADS STRAIGHT TO THE BAR.
BRICK
Oh, look, your dad has just come in.
SIENNA
Where? (turns head) Oh, there he is.Oh dear, he does not look happy.
BRICK
I wonder what has him so riled?
SIENNA
Ah, my guess is that would be me.
BRICK
Why, what did you do?
SIENNA
He rang me just before we went out shopping and I burst into tears and told him the whole sorry story.Obviously I was feeling a whole lot less confident then, than I do now with all the help and support you and Emerald are giving me.
BRICK
I think we should invite him over.He should hear the good news,That way he will be able to sleep tonight.
SIENNA
The good news! Hah.
BRICK
Now, now, I thought we were past all that.You take another swig of that very effective Margarita and I will bring him over.
SIENNA
Mmmm.Good idea.Order me another while you’re up there.This one is going down very easy.(both laugh).
BRICK
It’s a good thing you are my cousin or I could have my wicked way …

Episode 26 - The Remonstration

INT.  BACK STAGE.  RIVER AND FRANK ARE GOING OVER THE SCHEDULE FOR THE NEXT DAY.
RIVER Yes, Frank, that should work.  I nearly had a heart attack when the supplier rang and gave me the final dimensions!
FRANK No stress, Miss Drummond.  Every problem has a solution.
RIVER (laughing)  Frank, we are going to be working together quite intimately for a long time to come, so I think you can start calling me River.
FRANK Thanks River.  I wasn’t sure.  What, with you being the boss’s daughter and all.
RIVER When we are here at Dramaticus I am the Head Stage Manager, not Ruby’s daughter.  You are the Technical Manager and we are going to have to develop a strong working relationship in order to make this theatre work.  We can’t do that if I am putting on airs and graces, or if you think you can’t speak opening and honestly with me without fear of repercussions.
FRANK That is true.  I am very relieved to hear you say that. 
RIVER Look, it’s getting late and there is not much more we can do today.  How about…