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Shadow Dreams

20 January 2021

Shadow Dreams




Terrapin Puppet Theatre

A unique and inspiring performance by Tasmania’s two leading arts companies that takes place simultaneously in two cities, linked by high-speed broadband.

Dale, a Tasmanian Aboriginal boy, has one life, living on a hill in the bush. Pete has another, living on a hill in the city. Two boys, in two different parts of Tassie, go to bed one night and accidentally have each other’s dreams!

You and your children are amazed and inspired as the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and performers in one city interact live with musicians and performers in another city. Filmed images, puppets and music will interweave between the spaces in this highly original show. Graeme Koehne’s stunning score complements Finegan Kruckemeyer’s story of mystery and friendship in a magic realist, digital puppetry world first.

Shadow Dreams includes stories of Tasmanian Aboriginal people and is proudly supported by the Tasmanian Aboriginal Elders Council.



Director: Frank Newman
Writer: Finegan Kruckemeyer
Composer: Graeme Koehne
Aboriginal Story Consultant: Fiona Hamilton
Designer: Selena de Carvalho
Assistant Director: Sam Routledge
Lighting Designer: Jason James
Conductor: Brett Kelly
Puppet Designer: Greg Methé

Performers: Kirtsy Grierson, Mel King, Elliott Maynard, Nathan Maynard, Kai Raisbeck and Merinda Sainty

Featuring members of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Production Planning: Andrew MacDonald
Production/Stage Manager: Louisa Gordon
Stage Manager: Lisa McCready
Systems Design: Peter Morse
Audio Operators: Ian Wollstein and Caleb Doherty
Lighting Operator: Max Ford
Audio Visual Consultant: Joseph Barrows

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