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Bright Shiny and Green Night


Woollard, J and Lazaroo, K, Bright Shiny and Green Night, La Mama Theatre, Melbourne, Australia (2015) [Performance]



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Bright Shiny & Green Night are two one-act plays by Kit Lazaroo and directed by Jane Woollard. Bright Shiny is a satire set in Bunnings and in depleted habitats, and Green Night is a dream play set in the mind and abdomen of the protagonist, Coral. As director I set up physical and kinaesthetic improvisations which allowed the actors to create the animal characters. During this process, the actors explored how to be emotionally ‘truthful’ while portraying an animal, while retaining its ‘otherness’. In Green Night, the poetic and abstract language of the play allowed us to move away from literal portrayals of the non-human, and explore how movement might represent concepts of the non-human – how might a coral polyp speak? The project enhanced new knowledge by representing non-humans through traditional theatrical devices such as puppetry, costume and mask, and integrating these with contemporary theatrical forms, such as abstract movement and non-verbal vocal sounds.

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Item Type:Performance
Keywords:kinaesthetic improvisation, puppetry, costume, climate change, habitat, non-human characters
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Performing arts
Research Field:Performing arts not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The performing arts
UTAS Author:Woollard, J (Dr Jane Woollard)
ID Code:132664
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Office of the School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2019-05-16
Last Modified:2019-06-19
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