Case Study: You and Me and the Space Between

Terrapin Puppet Theatre pitched the concept of the show, You and Me and the Space Between, as part of the APAM 2016 Official Program.

Since presenting at APAM, the work has had several seasons across Australia and is moving to international presentation in 2017.

“Pitching at APAM enabled Terrapin to showcase its work to a vast array of national and international presenters.  It reaffirmed the quality of our work to those who knew us, and introduced our work to a number of significant presenters with whom we can now develop new and rewarding partnerships.”

Since APAM 2016:

  • Season in Melbourne Festival 2016
  • Season in Darwin Festival 2016
  • Season in Brisbane Festival 2016
  • Season in Sydney Festival 2017
  • Upcoming season in Ten Days on the Island, Hobart & Launceston 2017
  • Upcoming season in Edinburgh International Children’s Festival 2017
  • Interest from Japanese Presenter for 2018
  • Interest from Canadian presenter
  • Discussions with other North American presenters

About You and Me and the Space Between

(APAM 2016 Pitch)

The island of The Proud Circle has sprung a leak and its citizens must find a solution to stop their home disappearing forever.

It's going to take all the ingenuity of their youngsters to ensure they don’t lose their way of living in the process.

This funny and heroic story from one of Australia’s finest playwrights for children, Finegan Kruckemeyer, is brought to life through narration, music and live drawings that emerge in large scale on a paper set that has a life of its own.

Part picture book, part play and all wonder, this new work will have you and your family engaged at every moment.

About Terrapin Puppet Theatre

For over 36 years Terrapin Puppet Theatrehas been recognised nationally and internationally for its contemporary puppet theatre productions for young people.

The company has presented works in Australia's major performing arts centres, as well as throughout regional Australia and in Asia, Europe and North America.

In 2016, Terrapin toured the interactive model railway and storytelling project I Think I Can to International Children’s Theatre Festivals in Belfast and Birmingham and staged a version in Mandarin in Taipei.

Finegan Kruckemeyer is an internationally renowned playwright with 70 commissioned plays performed on five continents and translated into five languages.

For more information on Terrapin Puppet Theatre or touring opportunities for You, Me and the Space Between please contact:

Terrapin Puppet Theatre

Kevin O’Loghlin | Executive Producer

Phone +61 3 6223 6834 | Mobile +61 400 005 973

Email: gm@terrapin.org.au | Website: http://www.terrapin.org.au/


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