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  • The Collectors Presenter Information 2018

    PRESENTER INFORMATION 2018

    THE COLLECTORS

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    CONTENTS

    COMPANY PROFILE 3

    ABOUT THE SHOW 3

    PERFORMANCE SPECIFICS 4

    AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT 6

    MARKETING 7

    PRODUCTION DETAILS 9

    CONTACTS 10

  • The Collectors Presenter Information 2018

    COMPANY PROFILE Red Chair is a Queensland-based performing arts and event management company. Recognised nationally as a major producing and touring body for culturally diverse works, our current touring productions include Flamenco Fire, 1971 – The Music, Loose Ends, The People’s Orchestra and Acoustic Guitar Spectacular. Red Chair was the winner of the 2014 Premier's Cultural Diversity Award - Small Business.

    ABOUT THE SHOW This evocative theatre work for children and their communities explores the power of story as a way to deepen our personal connections to the natural environment and our sense of self.

    Two sisters, Sprig and Magnolia, are travelling from the Village of Littleleaf with their suitcase of curiosities. This tattered case is full of wondrous, whimsical and fantastic treasures…all of them carefully collected and rich with story. There’s a jar of aromatic red tea concocted from Adeline Eden’s herb garden. A rustic cricket bat hand carved from a single branch by Billy Boxhead’s Dad. There’s a tiny shell saved from the floorboard of an ancient shipwreck and an egg that is…well it’s… suspiciously like something a Gillywobbler would leave behind!

    Inspired by The Last Tree, a short story from celebrated Australian author Bruce Pascoe, The Collectors explores themes of community, belonging, environment and legacy in an interactive and immersive theatre experience for children aged 5-10 years and their communities.

    The Collectors is funny, heartfelt, uplifting, playful and artfully crafted to leave its audience with a deeper appreciation for their own special corner of the world.

    http://www.nadiasunde.com/the-collectors

    http://www.nadiasunde.com/the-collectors

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    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Writers: Nadia Sunde (Sprig), Melissa Redman (Magnolia) & Bruce Pascoe Producer: Angie Dunbavan (Red Chair) Director: Lisa Smith (White Rabbit Theatre) Designer: Nadia Sunde Composer: Nadia Sunde Photographer: Peter Thiedeke Creative Consultants: Marija-Liisa Rintala, Jeff Licence & Harry Brown

    • Originally developed through the Generate program. Generate is a City of Gold Coast initiative through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), a partnership between the Queensland Government and the City of Gold Coast to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland. Generate is also supported through a partnership between Gold Coast City Council and Queensland Government's Office of the Commonwealth Games.

    BIOGRAPHIES NADIA SUNDE Nadia Sunde is a highly acclaimed Australian children’s theatre writer and performer. An internationally and nationally awarded children’s singer/songwriter she is also the author of two published illustrated children's books, an experienced music educator, early years Abecedarian facilitator, actress, comedienne and former ABC radio presenter. Nadia has written four children's theatre shows for 3 - 8 year olds and also works as a freelance creative consultant / director / performer on adult and children's musical theatre. In 2017 Nadia partnered with Bloomsbury Publishing to bring the Harry Potter books series to life at festivals and venues across Australasia. She is the only person endorsed by the Harry Potter UK franchise to do so. • 2015 / 14 / 13 Queensland Music Award Winner - ‘Children’s Category’ • 2014 / 13 / 11 International Songwriting Award Winner - ‘Children’s Category’ • 2014 Gold Coast Creative Industry Award Winner • 2013 APRA Art Music Awards - ‘Queensland Performance of the Year’ - The Dream of Zedkat Nabu

    MELISSA REDMAN Melissa Redman is an Australian performance artist, experienced primary school teacher, children’s wellbeing workshop writer and facilitator, laughter yoga instructor, dancer and storyteller. Melissa is dedicated to creating experiences for children that empower, inspire and support their sense of self-worth, emotional intelligence and love of nature. She is exceptional at holding a space where children feel supported to explore and grow with confidence. Melissa has worked extensively with children across all ages, diverse backgrounds and needs.

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    PERFORMANCE SPECIFICS DURATION: Performance – 45mins

    SUITABLE VENUES Suitable for most venues – indoor & outdoor (prefer flat floor rather than raised stage)

    MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PERFORMANCES PER WEEK 10 performances

    MINIMUM BREAK BETWEEN PERFORMANCES 60 minutes

    LICENCING AGREEMENTS N/A

    APRA OBLIGATIONS Presenters require APRA license - all music is original to Nadia Sunde.

    TOURING PERSONNEL The touring party consists of 3 people.

    Name Role

    Nadia Sunde Performer

    Melissa Redman Performer

    Philip Dunbavan Touring Tech / Tour Manager

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    AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT The Producer welcomes opportunities to work in collaboration with Presenters to craft experiences individual to the needs of their festival, venue and community.

    * This project is inspired by the short story The Last Tree from celebrated Australia author Bruce Pascoe. It is suggested that participating communities/schools and libraries share The Last Tree with children prior to the performance of The Collectors. This approach builds on the mythology and immersive quality of the work. The Producers will provide access to The Last Tree.

    PRE & POST SHOW WORKSHOP – ‘LETTERS TO LITTLELEAF’

    This workshop requires a dedicated space including:

    •Tables, chairs and FOH staff member to be supplied by the venue. •Paper, coloured pencils, envelopes and a letterbox attached to a bicycle to be supplied by the

    Producer.

    Prior to the performance children and families are invited to write or draw a picture to a friend in nature. This friend could be a special tree…a favourite beach…or Nana’s garden. Something or someone that has brought happiness to their world. The Collectors pledge to bring these wondrous letters back to the heart of the Forgotten Forest where they will inspire the birds, the bees and the trees to continue their song…knowing they are remembered.

    *Letters from this pre-show engagement will be incorporated into the performance (to the surprise of the audience) building on the immersive and magical quality of the work. This workshop is very popular with children and adults and would be successful both before and after the performance.

    ROVING – ‘SPRIG AND MAGNOLIA’

    Suitable for festivals in conjunction with Letters to Littleleaf workshop when the festival is able to supply 1-2 venue staff to supervise the station.

    Sprig and Magnolia engage audiences through the use of scripted vignettes, evocative and whimsical costume, props and immersive storytelling.

    Video link of ROVING & LETTERS TO LITTLELEAF

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEhXcnW5MaU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEhXcnW5MaU

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    MY IMAGINATION GOES CRAZY-LA-LA - WORKSHOP

    Hosted by ‘Sprig’ played by Nadia Sunde. •A 45 minute workshop appropriate for primary school aged children. •This workshop requires a power socket and a clear space for children to sit on the floor. •Workshop capacity – max 50 •Can only be presented a maximum of 3 times in one day.

    The character of ‘Sprig’ from The Collectors takes her participants on a hilarious adventure where together they explore the worlds of their imagination. This is a highly interactive, vibrant workshop full of stories, songs and loads of laughter. Children learn the art of the story narrative and the power of their own imaginations in a hands-on hilarious way. Nadia Sunde effectively uses drama, comedy and music as tools to activate children’s creative curiosity and confidence.

    LETTERS TO LITTLELEAF - WORKSHOP

    Hosted by ‘Magnolia’ played by Melissa Redman. •A 45 minute workshop appropriate for primary school aged children. •Workshop capacity – max 50 •This workshop requires a power socket and a clear space for children to sit on the floor. •Art supplies provided by the Producer. •Can only be presented a maximum of 3 times in one day.

    The character of ‘Magnolia’ from The Collectors takes participants on a journey into the heart of the Forgotten Forest. In this immersive workshop experience props from the Suitcase of Curiosities evoke magic and set the scene for heartfelt, funny and incredible true stories of humans connection with individuals in nature. Children will be supported and invited to share their own stories and guided into writing a letter to that special place, animal or moment in nature. Magnolia will collect these letters to carry home to the Forgotten Forest where they will inspire the birds, bees and trees to continue their song…knowing they are remembered.

    *If this workshop takes place prior to the performance then selected letters from participating children will appear (magically) in the show.