Backseat Drivers

Megarrity, David (2000) Backseat Drivers. [Performance]


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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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ID Code: 41100
Item Type: Creative Work (Performance)
Refereed: No
Funders: Queensland Theatre Company, Queensland Performing Arts Centre
Material: Script
Measurements or Duration: 21 pages/42 minutes
Number of Pieces: 1
Location: From date: To date:
Studio 2, Queensland Performing Arts Centre 2000-10-24
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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