A collaboration between Polyglot Theatre (AUS) and Oily Cart (UK)
By staying in one place we can see the world turn.
Enter a world of rustling plants, plants that hang, plants that move, that open vista after vista around you.
You are at the centre. You are in control.
This long form collaboration takes place over time and distance, working in parallel in two countries, with sustainability at its heart. The central point of view for the creation of the work is of disabled children who experience the most barriers to access.
PARKED works with nature and landscape to explore ideas of freedom and power in relation to a shifting world. Using the full range of textures, tastes and smells of nature, PARKED creates a unique theatrical experience for children and families to explore. Crucially, it is being made both for and with young people who experience the world through sensory means.
It creates opportunities for seeing each other in new ways, especially those closest to us.
Commissioned by Arts Centre Melbourne for a major arts and disability festival Alter State, Parked (working title) is supported by the UK/Australia Season Patrons Board, the British Council and the Australian Government as part of the UK/Australia Season. It has also received additional support from the Cassandra Gantner Foundation, State Trustees Australia Foundation, the Prescott Family Foundation, ArtPlay and Arts Council England.