Spider

2009

In 2009 we created “The Biscuit Readings”, a one-on-one interactive theatrical work which has performed at various festivals and events in Melbourne, regional Victoria, Sydney, Tasmania and in Adelaide at WomAdelaide in Feb ’10. At the Regional Arts Victoria AGM in Dunkeld, Victoria, Coburg Carnevale and Kew Courthouse Arts Launch most recently. Sponsored by Arnott’s. Additionally – our biggest news – The Biscuit Readings was launched online 2011.

Also in ’09 we created children’s work (with children involved in the development of the work) called “Short Pants No Holes“, premiering at La Mama for Kids, with performances at ArtPlay and Northcote Kids. “Short Pants No Holes” was invited to “Out the Box” puppetry festival in South Africa in May ’10.”Short Pants No Holes” has ongoing city and regional performances booked. We recently attracted a touring agent for Asian tours, Japan Global Network, in December 2010.

See the You Tube Link for “Short Pants No Holes”.

In 2009 artists Jason Lehane and Penelope Bartlau toured to Wagga Wagga, NSW, to present 3 days of workshops in theatre-making, object puppetry, Bunraku puppetry and Bouffon, with Gearstick Theatre.

In 2009 we also developed, created, management and presented a large community-based project “Invisible Connections” – The Wangaratta Heritage Theatre Project. This project was researched and developed from local history and objects. We worked with kids and adults across the whole production and presentation, from the ground up in research, to the creation of an art installation, to developing performances.