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Seeking: Interview participants for new creative development

Seeking: Interview participants for new creative development

Our intrepid research team are hitting the road around Adelaide, asking people questions about the great mysteries of life. We’ll then create a brand new theatre work that endeavours to solve them, set to premiere in 2020. We’re currently on the look out for people who match the following descriptions to be interviewed for this unique creative development. 1. Calling all grandparents! We’re looking to interview people between the ages of 60-80 from a diverse range of backgrounds. 2. Have you ever experienced an alien encounter, seen a ghost, had a near death experience or witnessed a miracle? We want…

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Windmill on the road again for 100,000km of global touring across next 12 months

Windmill on the road again for 100,000km of global touring across next 12 months

Acclaimed South Australian theatre company, Windmill Theatre Co, today detailed plans for its extensive upcoming national and international touring that will take the company across Australia and to China, Taiwan, Norway, Ireland, England and the United States in the next twelve months. Baba Yaga, Windmill’s co-production with Scotland’s Imaginate, will kick off with a four-week tour of China next month. The show will visit Beijing, Hangshou and Xi’an before heading to the Taipei Children’s Arts Festival in Taiwan. This tour marks Windmill’s fifth visit to China and its first trip to Taiwan. In September Baba Yaga will travel to Kristiansand,…

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Baba Yaga’s Pop-Up Jungle

Baba Yaga’s Pop-Up Jungle

Windmill has teamed up with visual artist Fleur Elise Noble to create Baba Yaga’s Pop-Up Jungle. Inspired by the show, The Jungle is created with painted cardboard, captivating lighting and projection, and explores the idea of following your dreams. It features a variety of jungle animals along with a larger than life cut out of Baba Yaga herself – who even talks! All children attending the show will be greeted by our Jungle Guides and taken on a journey through the wilderness. At the end, they will have the chance to add their own piece to the installation. The idea…

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From Girl Asleep to Amphibian: Meet Maiah Stewardson

From Girl Asleep to Amphibian: Meet Maiah Stewardson

If you think Maiah Stewardson from Amphibian looks familiar, it may be because you’ve seen her as high school mean-girl Jade in the film adaptation of Girl Asleep.  Daniela Frangos spoke to Stewardson about how far the 20-year-old’s career has come since the 2015 film.   Maiah Stewardson is a natural. That’s not to diminish the hard yards she’s put in over the years – from acting classes to cutting her teeth on local stages to sowing the seeds for her own production company, which is set to launch in a few months. But it’s clear the Adelaide performer was destined for an audience.…

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Making Amphibian

Making Amphibian

Windmill’s upcoming world premiere tells the powerful and very human story of two teenagers – one whose family have moved from Sydney to Adelaide, and another who has travelled across land and sea, looking for a better life. Daniela Frangos spoke to writer Duncan Graham and director Sasha Zahra about how Amphibian tackles a burning global issue in a high school setting.   “It seemed to be a title that captured many of the themes of the play,” says writer Duncan Graham. The name of Windmill’s new show, Amphibian, might seem a peculiar fit for a story about two high school…

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Meet our Donors: Chris and Susan Stewart

Meet our Donors: Chris and Susan Stewart

Thanks to our valued donors we’re able to bring our works to children and families who might not otherwise get a chance to experience the theatre, from disadvantaged schools to regional centres. Meet another family who has been instrumental in supporting this mission.   While Chris and Susan Stewart have taken their two children to Windmill for many years, it is not their own experience with theatre that turned them from audience members to patrons. It was bringing the thrill of live performance to other children and families that inspired them. ‘Windmill take their shows out to regional areas and to…

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Meet our Donors: Amanda Blair

Meet our Donors: Amanda Blair

Our valued donors allow us to create exciting, new work for young audiences, traverse the globe and dream big for the future. Meet a family who has been instrumental in supporting this mission.   Amanda Blair knows Windmill’s playbills inside out. Not just because she has been a generous supporter of the company but she has seen her four children – Ginger, Nancy, Frank and Sidney – enjoy the shows first hand. ‘I think [Windmill] were probably the first introduction to large theatre for all four of them. I just loved what they did. I continue to love what they do,’…

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Who is Baba Yaga?

Who is Baba Yaga?

Windmill’s latest dive into the world of fairytales, the Russian tale of Baba Yaga is not one we’re all familiar with. Who exactly is Baba Yaga? The Windmill rendition is a highly entertaining, talented and stylish woman who can play two recorders with her nose, perform expert bird calls and make music from a saw, but we wanted to dig a little deeper into the legend of Baba Yaga and why this ancient story resonates with the makers of the work today. To help us, Daniela Frangos did a little research and spoke to our creative team to shed some…

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Grug and the Rainbow’s Australian Road Trip

Grug and the Rainbow’s Australian Road Trip

After three months on the road Grug and the Rainbow’s Australian tour has come to a close. Performer Ashton Malcolm looks back on Grug and the team’s adventures. Grug and the Rainbow returns to Adelaide in April 2018. Book now. JOINING THE TOUR I joined Grug a month into his action-packed Australian Road Trip. He had already travelled to Burnie, Sydney, Casula, Wagga Wagga, Murwillumbah and Brisbane, with his incredible team – performers Lizzie Hay, Pat McAulliffe and Tamara Rewse, and Stage Manager Lyndie Li Wan Po – and now it was my turn to tag team with Tamara, and…

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Announcing Windmill Pictures, School Dance film and 2018 Theatre Season

Announcing Windmill Pictures, School Dance film and 2018 Theatre Season

Put your seatbelts on because Windmill Theatre Co has a slew of announcements for you, revealed at today’s special event after the world premiere of our new play for children, Beep. WINDMILL PICTURES AND SCHOOL DANCE FILM After the success of our first feature film Girl Asleep, today we have launched Windmill Pictures, a new arm of Windmill wholly dedicated to developing screen projects from our live theatre repertoire. The first of these projects will be our next feature film, School Dance, based on the multi Helpmann Award winning stage production. Minister for the Arts, the Hon Jack Snelling helped us…

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