Creation Creation

Your most burning questions answered… sort of

About

  • AGES 10+
  • 50mins

How did we get here? What is the meaning of life? And is it possible to lick your elbow?

We’ve been on a mission asking you, the general public, what you really want to know. Then, we chose two of our favourite artists to answer these burning questions using any means at their disposal.

Before your very eyes, our unreliable experts build, battle and brawl as they attempt to resolve some of life’s epic mysteries from the big bang to the afterlife and many conundrums in between.

Presented as part of Adelaide Festival Centre’s 2021 DreamBIG Children’s Festival, it’s a creation about creation. A big hearted and hilarious escapade for the whole family that guarantees your most baffling questions answered… sort of.

A NOTE TO OUR AUDIENCES:

Some of the big questions tackled during this show, raised and then answered by the general public children and adults we interviewed, include; ‘how did the world begin?’, ’is there other life in the universe?’, ‘how are babies made?’, ‘what does dying feel like?’, and ‘what will life on earth be like in 1,000 years?’. These questions and answers are played out by our performers in gentle, moving and fun ways. Viewer discretion is advised, viewer curiosity is recommended.

ON IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
Adelaide, Australia
General $30, Concession/Child $25, Families (2 adults + 2 children, 1 adult + 3 children) $100, Groups (6+) $ 25pp. Transaction fees apply.
22 May
2:00pm
23 May
11:00am | 2:00pm

School Program

  • AGES 10+
  • YEAR 5-12
  • 50mins
  • $16 per student / $10 equity
  • May contain adult themes and the use of theatrical haze
Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
Adelaide, Australia
Term 2
Week 4
19 May
12:45pm
20 May
10:15am | 12:45pm
21 May
10:15am | 12:45pm

Access and Inclusion

Every performance of Creation Creation is AUSLAN interpreted. The performance of Creation Creation on Saturday 22 May, 2pm will be audio described for blind or vision impaired audience members and AUSLAN interpreted for deaf or hard of hearing audience members.

Meet the Cast and Creative Team

Rosemary Myers

Co-Creator, Director

Under Rose’s leadership as Artistic Director, Windmill creates and presents work inspired by the vibrancy, sophistication and inventiveness of young people and the exhilarating challenges they pose to creating theatre of relevance in this modern time.

Rose is a multi-Helpmann Award nominated director, her productions regularly visit leading stages and festivals around Australia and the world, including the Sydney Opera House, Hong Kong’s Arts and Leisure Centre and New York’s New Victory Theatre. Her directing credits for Windmill include Rumpelstiltskin, Pinocchio, The Wizard of Oz, Fugitive, School Dance, Big Bad Wolf and Girl Asleep.

Prior to Windmill, Rosemary was the Artistic Director of Arena Theatre Company and Artistic Director of Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s Out of the Box Festival in 2010. In 2015, she directed her first feature film Girl Asleep with Windmill Theatre Co, and in 2017 she was awarded the prestigious Australia Council Theatre Award.

Roslyn Oades

Co-Creator, Interviews and Scripting

Roslyn Oades is an award-winning theatre-maker and documentary artist. She is best known for pioneering work in the field of headphone-verbatim theatre. Her original works for stage include: Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday, I’m Your Man, In a Deep Dark ForestCutaway–A Portrait, Stories of Love & Hate and Fast Cars & Tractor Engines.

She also creates site-based audio experiences, including: Cell 26 an audio work for a prison bed, Sea Stories an audio work for sunrise and The Nightline a listening club for insomniacs. She harbors an ongoing fascination with innovative creative non-fiction forms of art making.

Jonathon Oxlade

Co-Creator, Designer, Performer

Jonathon has designed set and costumes for Queensland Theatre, LaBoite Theatre, isthisyours?, Aphids, Arena Theatre Company, Polyglot, The Real TV Project, Polytoxic, Men of Steel, Lemony S Puppet Theatre, Terrapin Puppet Theatre, Vitalstatistix and Barking Gecko.

He has also worked with Bell Shakespeare, The Border Project, State Theatre of South Australia, Dead Puppet Society, The Last Great Hunt, Sydney Theatre Company, The Escapists, Melbourne Theatre Company, Sandpit, Belvoir St Theatre and Windmill Theatre Co, where he is resident designer. Jonathon has received numerous awards. Most recently in 2016, Jonathon was awarded the Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship and received APDG awards for both Best Production Design and Best Costume Design for Girl Asleep, and received an AACTA award for best Costume for Girl Asleep.

In 2017, he received the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Costume Design for Mr Burns.

Fleur Elise Noble

Co-Creator, Designer, Performer

Fleur is a maker of all things visual. She works with the mediums of drawing, sculpture, animation, film, puppetry, projection and performance to create 3-dimensional projection performances, akin to giant paper pop-up books that come to life. She studied on scholarships at art schools in Adelaide (ACSA) and New York (NYSS). Her most renowned work to date is her visual performance 2-Dimensional Life of Her, which was invited to perform at over 40 venues and festivals around the world. Her second major production ROOMAN premiered in Melbourne in 2017, after which it went on tour to Europe, the UK and NZ. Fleur has also spent many years working with the Sharing Stories Foundation, developing projects with young people and elders in indigenous communities.

Fleur has won numerous prizes and awards for her work, including a prestigious Bessie (New York Dance and Theatre Award) for most Outstanding Visual Design.

Harry Covill

Composer

Harry is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts. Still in the early stages of his career, he has composed music for theatre, film, video art and community arts. His work has been shown in a range of venues and festivals nationally and internationally.

These include Melbourne Theatre Company, QPAC’s Out Of The Box Festival, Adelaide Festival Centre, Melbourne Fringe, Adelaide Film Festival and the Sheffield Documentary Festival. In 2014 and 2015 he was commissioned to write the score for the Adelaide Fringe large scale outdoor performances. His debut feature film Girl Asleep premiered at the 2015 Adelaide Film Festival.

Chris Petridis

Lighting Designer, Technical Designer

Chris completed his Technical Production course at the Adelaide Centre of the Arts. Since graduating, he has been working extensively and continuing to develop his experience across theatre, dance, and other live events both in Australia and overseas.

Chris has worked on State Theatre Company South Australia’s Brothers Wreck, In The Club, Terrestrial, Mr Burns, Red Cross Letters, Eh Joefor the Beckett Tryptych, Gorgon, Masquerade,The Kreutzer Sonata, Maggie Stone and Little Bird, Slingsby Theatre Company’s Songs for Those Who’ve Come Across the Seas, Emil and the Detectives, The Mouse, The Bird and the Sausage, Theatre Republic’s Lines, Is This Yours’ Angelique, Brink Productions’ Long Tan, Tiny Bricks’ Deluge plus many more. Chris also worked on If There was a Colour Darker than Black, I’d Wear It, a multimedia performance project for Country Arts SA. Chris has been the lighting designer for Windmill Theatre Co’s Beep, Grug and the Rainbow, Big Bad Wolf and The Story Thieves.

Credits

  • Co-Creator, Director Rosemary Myers
  • Co-Creator, Interviews and Scripting Roslyn Oades
  • Co-Creator, Designer, Performer Jonathon Oxlade
  • Co-Creator, Designer, Performer Fleur Elise Noble
  • Composer Harry Covill
  • Lighting Designer, Technical Designer Chris Petridis

Acknowledgements

A Windmill Theatre Company Production presented by Adelaide Festival Centre’s DreamBIG Children’s Festival.

The creative development of Creation Creation was supported by the Windmill Studio Collective. Original creative development supported by Sandpit and Country Arts SA.

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