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PEA! A tale of Vegetariable Proportion, was an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Princess and the Pea retold by its hero from his plinth in the Museum of Legendary Vegetables.
Audiences were seated within the museum displays of heroic vegetables around a flat story book style stage. With a combination of shadow, hand and object puppetry, the production used scale to illustrate how small things can effect great change.
Cathy Petöcz and Josh Wiseman in PEA! by David Finnigan
Directed by barb barnett, Production Design by Gillian Schwab, photos by 'pling
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The Street Theatre 2012
A series of 15 vignettes on destructive relationships, production design for Our Shadows Pass Only Once supported the entrapment and isolation in the text. Costumed in gradations of flesh tones and bruised colours, tenderly barefoot or armoured against pain, the unnamed characters walked through a sunken fighters pit of notecards. Severe chairs and practical light fittings recalled both domesticity and a holding cell. Lighting was sparse and unforgiving, as direct and lonely as car headlights.
Raoul Craemer, Caroline O'Brien, Sarah Nathan-Truesdale, and Josh Wiseman in David Temme's Our Shadows Pass Only Once
Directed by Andrew Holmes, Lighting Set and Costume by Gillian Schwab, photos by Lorna Sim
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Cathy Petöcz in Void without Void
Directed by barb barnett, Lighting, Set, Costume and Puppetry Design by Gillian Schwab, photos by Cole Bennetts
+LIGHTING SET COSTUMES PROPS
Boho Interactive 2010
David Finnigan, Jack Lloyd and Cathy Petöcz in True Logic of the Future
Directed by barb barnett, Set, Lighting, Costume and Props Design by Gillian Schwab, photos by 'pling
Threads Collective 2010
Camilla Blunden, Liliana Bogatko, Raoul Craemer, and Noonee Doranilla in Destination Home by the Threads Collective
Directed by barb barnett, Lighting and Set Design by Gillian Schwab, photos by Lorna Sim
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NORPA / The Street Theatre 2009
James O'Connell and Elizabeth Haslam in Hoods by Angela Betzien
Directed by Bridget Balodis, Lighting, Set, Costume and Props Design by Gillian Schwab, photos by 'pling