Theatre Techniques: Shadow Play & Miniaturisation



Thu 19 Oct

Over the past 15 years, Slingsby has developed a distinctive look and feel to its theatre making. From The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy (2007) to The Boy Who Talked to Dogs (2021), each show has incorporated elements of shadow play, miniaturisation and sustained moments of image and sound. Join Artistic Director/CEO Andy Packer and Composer-in-Residence, Quincy Grant for an overview of the company, our development process and a hands-on workshop in our theatre techniques, where participants will discover how these techniques can be used in storytelling to create their own short pieces of theatre.

In partnership with Theatre for Young Audiences Ireland.

Based on Kaurna Meyunna Country, Adelaide, Slingsby was founded in 2007. The company is internationally renowned for emotionally powerful storytelling for an intergenerational audience, aged 8 and up. Slingsby’s wholly original Australian productions draw audiences into magical theatrical realms, through immersive experiences and exceptional stagecraft.

Within 18 months of foundation, Slingsby began international touring with seasons in US, Canada, Singapore, Spain, UK, Ireland, Norway, New Zealand, China, India alongside tours across all states of Australia . Slingsby has premiered 12 original productions in its 15 year history. 10 of these have toured regionally, nationally and/or internationally.

Venue | O'Donoghue Centre, University of Galway

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