Megarrity, David (2000) Backseat Drivers. [Performance]
Script for non verbal performance work for young audiences. Three productions by the Queensland Theatre Company 2000-2002.
(QTC/QPAC) Out of the Box Festival of Early Childhood 2000. Queensland Arts Council Tours 2000, 2001, 2002. Seoul Arts Centre 2000
Selected by ASSITEJ as a representative script for Australia
Set entirely in the backseat of a car, with the road behind appearing on a rear-projection screen, Backseat Driver is the story of two very different children battling the fingerdrumming, motor-humming boredom of a long car trip. Using non-verbal performance, video projection and the music of Cliff Richard, Elvis Presley and the Shadows, Backseat Drivers is a comedy for anyone who has ever asked the question ”are we there yet?”. Exploring the power of creative play, Backseat Driver has enjoyed three productions, including a season for Korean audiences at the Seoul Arts Centre in 2001.
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|Item Type:||Creative Work (Performance)|
|Funders:||Queensland Theatre Company, Queensland Performing Arts Centre|
|Measurements or Duration:||21 pages/42 minutes|
|Number of Pieces:||1|
|Keywords:||children, theatre for young audiences, non-verbal, performance, transport|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting) (190402)
|Divisions:||Past > Schools > Drama
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2000 David Megarrity|
|Deposited On:||05 Apr 2011 02:00|
|Last Modified:||05 Jul 2011 22:39|
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