107 schools, 123 shows

107 schools, 123 shows

A dispatch from Tasmanian back roads with touring stage manager Ellen Roe Terrapin’s 2022 schools show The Paper Escaper began its season at the start of term three. We have already visited 39 Tasmanian schools and performed 55 shows and by the end of the season, we...
Van exhaust vs. imaginations

Van exhaust vs. imaginations

Our early steps on a path to greater sustainability with designer/maker Bryony Anderson I came out of the hills to join the Terrapin team after a couple of decades of working as a freelance puppet maker, committed to working with salvaged materials. That’s all very...
Hope as an unexpected byproduct

Hope as an unexpected byproduct

12 kids, 8 months and one anthem with Associate Artist Davina Wright Anthem Anthem Revolution – Terrapin’s new participatory work for public space – travels to the Birmingham 2022 Festival this weekend, to premiere on 21 July alongside the Commonwealth...
Humour, mistakes & other spicy details

Humour, mistakes & other spicy details

A reflection on 12 months of developing Forever Young, from project manager Dannielle Jackson Someone once said to me, “aged care isn’t very sexy.” I thought about that for quite a while. I thought about it because, well, with all due respect – I disagree. Everything...
Some self-examination

Some self-examination

An introduction to our biggest research project yet, from Executive Producer Belinda Kelly   Terrapin has been touring to schools around Tasmania for over 40 years. We’ve reached 158,952 students since 2005 and visited 85% of primary and district schools. But...
Step inside a creative development

Step inside a creative development

A window onto a Terrapin creative development, from set and costume designer Charlotte Lane   Theatre is a collaborative art form. Every aspect of the creation, development, production, and performance of a show involves the sharing of ideas, information, and...

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