Melbourne production presented in association with Betty Amsden OAM
Arena Theatre Company (Australia)
THE HOUSE OF DREAMING
A house lies slumbering, long abandoned. Littered with the exotic bric-a-brac of its former occupants, the house dreams wistfully of its past – and those who venture inside are drawn into its strange and vivid dreamscape: a life-sized storybook world of imagination and wonder.
Melbourne’s revolutionary Arena Theatre Company have constructed an incredible interactive playground – a fabulous full-sized house designed to delight the curious and reward the adventurous. Using an innovative combination of robotics, performers, projections and motion-sensitive detectors, they have created a truly unique journey through an evocative, ever-changing landscape.
An astounding sensory feast designed around the natural playfulness of children, The House of Dreaming is a surreal voyage into a world of imagination.
Daring, inventive, reliable and often brilliant.
Director Chris Kohn
Designer Danielle Brustman
Composer & Sound Designer Jethro Woodward
Oribotics Artist Matthew Gardiner
Video Artist Martyn Coutts
Interactive Systems Designers Paul Lim, Matthew Gardiner
Lighting Designer Richard Vabre
Assistant Director Christian Leavesley
Performer Sam Routledge
Writer Halcyon Macleod
Production Manager Emily O'Brien
Front of House Manager Daria Wray
Set Construction Justin Green
Textile Artist Kim Simon
Oribotic Electronic Design and Software Ray Gardiner
Arena Theatre Company Ltd is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; Arts Victoria; City of Melbourne and 21-19.
This project was supported by an Extended School Residency through Arts Victoria.