The Story Thieves

An interactive installation featuring frozen parents, telepathic twins and a spooky journey.

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Put on your headphones and take your own personal journey to the very heart of this immersive fairy-tale experience. Combining art, design, sound and storytelling, this unique installation work reveals different perspectives and surprises depending on the direction you travel.

Featuring frozen parents, telepathic twins, a spooky journey through a bat cave and an unforgettable picnic with an elusive mystical creature, this is an opportunity to inhabit a story like never before.

  • Recommended for age
  • Immersive Theatre
  • 10 minutes

Highlights from the Show

Meet the Cast and Creative Team

  • Rosemary Myers

    Director

    Under Rose’s leadership as Artistic Director, Windmill creates and presents work that is inspired by the vibrancy, sophistication and inventiveness of young people and the exhilarating challenges they pose to creating theatre of genuine relevance in this modern time. A multi-Helpmann Award nominated director, her productions regularly visit leading stages and festivals around Australia and the world, including the Sydney Opera House, Hong Kong’s Arts and Leisure Centre and New York’s New Victory Theatre. Her directing credits for Windmill include Pinocchio, The Wizard Of Oz, Fugitive, School Dance, Big Bad Wolf and Girl Asleep. Prior to Windmill, Rosemary was the Artistic Director of Arena Theatre Company and Artistic Director of Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s Out of the Box Festival in 2010.

  • Casey Van Sebille

    Designer

    Casey was educated at ANU, Leeds Polytechnic University, HK Polytechnic University and Adelaide University. He was resident designer with Harvest Theatre Company’s from 1984-9 touring Australia. From 1989-97 he was Senior Lecturer at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing, where he studied identity design through HKP University and freelanced throughout Asia. Awarded HK Designer of the Year in 93 and by the Design Institute of Australia for AlieNation, he is represented in the Adelaide Festival Centre Performing Arts Collection. Casey is the coordinator in design at Adelaide College of the Arts and is an OISTAT member. Casey designed with Teamwork (New Delhi) as part of an Asialink residency. Casey’s recent focus is on producing authored works using purpose designed, ephemeral, transformable, transportable structures (PETTS) – Under Nights Blank, QMap, Sunil’s Anniversary and Lakes Angel.

  • Julianne O'Brien

    Writer

    Julianne is a playwright with many stage and screen credits including Blue Heelers (Southern Star) and Backberner (ABC-TV Sydney). She consults as a dramaturg for theatre companies throughout Australia, lectures in story design at Victoria University, teaches comedy writing for Swinburne University and writes features for The Age. Julianne was dramaturg on the Arena Theatre multimedia trilogy Autopsy, Mass and Panacea, which won the 1999 ASSITEJ President’s Award for Best in the World, presented in Norway. Both Autopsy and her highly acclaimed first play, The Women There, have toured Canada as invitees of major theatre festivals. Julianne wrote Arena Theatre’s Eat Your Young that toured to Taiwan and Australian capital cities. For Windmill Theatre Co, she has written Pinocchio and Rumpelstiltskin.

  • Andrew Howard

    Sound Designer

    Andrew is a founding member of theatre ensemble The Border Project and a sound engineer at the Adelaide Festival Centre. His credits as composer/sound designer include Despoiled Shore Medeamaterial Landscape with Argonauts (The Border Project), Disappearance (The Border Project), The War (The Border Project), The Rope Project (Brink Productions), Please Go Hop (The Border Project), One Long Night In The Land Of Nod (Floogle Productions), Highway Rock ‘n’ Roll Disaster (The Border Project), The Birthday Party (Flying Penguin Productions), The Homecoming (Floogle Productions), Trouble On Planet Earth (The Border Project). Andrew was sound designer for Helly’s Magic Cup (Windmill Theatre Co) and Highway Rock ‘n’ Roll Disaster (Sydney Theatre Company).

  • Chris Petridis

    Lighting, Technical Designer

    Chris is a lighting and video designer from Adelaide, South Australia. Following his completion of the Technical Production course at Adelaide Centre of the Arts, Chris has continued to develop his experience across theatre, dance and other live events in Australia and internationally. Chris has worked with State Theatre Company of South Australia, Slingsby Theatre, Windmill Theatre Co, Vitalstatistix, Torque, The Border Project and Country Arts SA. Chris has also worked in association with Geoff Cobham on a number of projects including creating the visual aesthetic for Force Majeure’s Never Did Me Any Harm using light and video.

  • Fleur Elise Noble

    Visual Artist

    Fleur Elise Noble is a maker of all things visual. She works with the mediums of drawing, painting, sculpture, animation, film, puppetry, projection and performance. She studied on full scholarships at art schools in Adelaide (ACSA) and New York (NYSS). Since graduating in 2006, she has worked with many arts, theatre and multimedia professionals around the world and has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards for her work.

    Fleur’s most renowned work to date is her visual performance ‘2-Dimensional Life of Her’, which has been invited to perform at over 40 venues and festivals around the world, including in; London, New York, LA, Brazil, Iran, South Korea and extensively throughout Europe, Australia and New Zealand. In 2011 2D Life of Her was selected to represent Australia at the World Congress of Theatre for Young People. In 2010 Fleur won the 2010 Green Room Award for Video Design, and in 2013 she was awarded a prestigious Bessie (New York Dance and Theatre Award) for most Outstanding Visual Design.

  • Julie Orchard

    Project Advisor

    Julie Orchard trained as a Junior Primary teacher majoring in Drama and later completed her Master of Education. She is currently a registered teacher seconded from DECD to Windmill Theatre as Arts Education Manager. Julie has worked widely in arts education for over 25 years, predominantly in drama education, teaching all ages including the tertiary sector. Julie spent three years teaching and developing the drama curriculum for a Preparatory School in Nairobi Kenya. Previous positions include Events Manager for Centenary of Federation (SA) and Education Manager for the Come Out Festival (1997 and 1999). Julie is a Board Member of Carrick Hill, and an Executive of Drama South Australia, the professional association for drama teachers and a founding member of A>R>T (Arts Rich Teaching) a joint SA/Austin Texas program working with teacher artists and schools.

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Credits

  • Director Rosemary Myers
  • Designer Casey Van Sebille
  • Writer Julianne O'Brien
  • Sound Designer Andrew Howard
  • Lighting, Technical Designer Chris Petridis
  • Visual Artist Fleur Elise Noble
  • Project Advisor Julie Orchard

Acknowledgements

Created with the students of the Mimili Anangu School as part of the AIR Project

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