Unlike the now fairly common shadow-play ‘presentations’ (not plays, but entertainments like illustrating popular song lyrics etc), relying on effects through human-form shapes, the modern live-action shadow play advocates direct-acting techniques with pre-modelled props to liven up the scene flexibilities needed to put on full-storied plays -- while keeping the magic and mystique of traditional ‘shadows-on-the-wall’ with the storytelling ‘hum’.
Modern-day live-action shadow plays present a new way of production or theatre training/involvement for all aspects re-defined production skills to all types of audiences -- from the primary schools and community groups upwards; from workshopping to full-on productions
- live-acted shadow play with storyteller
- 70 minutes
- 4 female, 3 male
- all ages
- Australian Script Centre