PRESENTED BY BENT SCHEMATIC
Producers: Jenna Koda & Adrian Threadgould
Director / Designer: Alex Podger
"In both its conception and execution, “Little Boxes” is an unconventional, yet brilliant realisation of the imaginative possibilities of theatre."
- Meredith Walker, Blue Curtains
Little Boxes is a ‘panodrama’ of peculiar people caught in the surreal loop of their own lives. Performed in a custom built 180 degree amphitheatre, the story flows between six characters living in six adjacent apartments sharing invisible walls. The audience peers voyeuristically inside as the occupants battle themselves in self-imposed isolation - oblivious to their surroundings but distantly aware of their own misery as they unwittingly begin to influence each other. There’s something strangely familiar about these people and their struggle to oppress themselves - perhaps if they looked beyond their walls they would realise how intertwined their lives really are…
Originally developed for Anywhere Theatre Festival 2014 and performed a disused industrial area in Northshore Hamilton, Brisbane, with financial support from Economic Development Queensland.
PRODUCERS: Jenna Koda & Adrian Threadgould
DIRECTOR / DESIGNER: Alex Podger
MUSIC DEVISED AND PERFORMED BY RICHARD GRANTHAM
ENSEMBLE: Mercedes Porter, Cassie Kowitz, Patrick Dwyer, Belinda Raisin, Laura Trenerry, Tom Stewart, Kristian Santic
LIGHTING DESIGN: Ben Hughes
MAKEUP & HAIR DESIGN: Sabrina Beaufort-Langridge & Clare Bassett
COSTUME DESIGN: Jenna Koda
MECHANIST: Lachlan Ennis
Produced with financial support from Economic Development Queensland, G. Podger & Creative Partnerships Australia.
Construction & Infrastructure support from Koda Constructions.