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Last updated: 7/19/2016
The Wider Earth (Pitch Project)
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The Wider Earth (Pitch Project)
  Queensland Theatre Company and Dead Puppet Society
  Nicholas Paine & Christine Johnstone
  Creative Producer, Dead Puppet Society & Touring and Regional Program Coordinator, Queensland Theatre Company
Project Information
  Writer/Director/Designer: David Morton; Creative Producer: Nicholas Paine; Co-Designer: Aaron Barton; Lighting Designer: David Walters; Composers: Lior, Tony Buchen; Sound Designer: Tony Brumpton; Projection Design: Justin Harrison; Illustrator: Anna Straker; DPS acknowledges St. Ann’s Warehouse as the original development partner
  Multi-media, Theater
  Contemporary
  Australia
  The Wider Earth is a new visual theatre work that reimagines the story of Charles Darwin’s voyage on the HMS Beagle. A coming-of-age story about science, faith and how a doubting young man asked a question of Mother Nature and found the answer to everything. For ages 12 +, 8 actors use a suite of over 30 puppets, an original score by ARIA-award winning singer/songwriter Lior and Tony Buchen plus animated illustrations, to bring to life the extraordinary vistas encountered by the ship’s crew. This magical journey visits the heights of the Andes, the depths of the Amazon rainforest, the storms of Tierra del Fuego, the wondrous Galapagos Islands and the untouched Australian coastline.
  120 minutes (including intermission)
  8 + 4 crew
  14 July 2016
  Queensland Theatre Company, Brisbane, Australia
  36,500 USD per week + amortised portion of remount (+ accom/travel/per diems/freight costs) (based on May 2016 exchange rate)
  Touring Partners
  Melbourne 2016 ISPA Congress
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