I’m so proud of the exceptional body of work that we have created over the past three years. The Patch team and I are thrilled to be sharing our interactive performances, experiences, and workshops with children across Australia and internationally in 2023.
You will notice our works fall into three key streams – in-theatre, in-school, and interactive installation – these streams tell you what the works are and where they are performed. Our work comes in many scales, from a 20-student classroom experience to a performance to 800 children in a main stage theatre. The technology we use also varies from sophisticated computer-controlled lighting and animation to simple soap bubbles and mist.
Our interactive installations for non-theatre environments are already in high demand as demonstrated by the resounding success of The Lighthouse and Sea of Light. We are extremely excited by the success of these works and plan to create more interactive installations and further develop our connection with galleries, museums, and lighting festivals.
In 2023 I am looking forward to sharing ZOOOM with the world as it embarks on its North American tour, but also can’t wait to see our new in-school experiences – Spark – in South Australian schools. It means so much that we can bring performances directly to children who would otherwise not experience the magic of theatre.
All our works involve profound collaborations with many and varied artists: actors, dancers, acrobats, Indigenous visual artists, composers, builders, technicians, and even bubbleologists. I thank each and every one of the creatives who contributed to (or will contribute to) our 2023 season – we couldn’t do it without you.