Little Blue Dot

Producer: Lemony S Puppet Theatre and Monash University Performing Arts Centres
Writer: Sarah Kriegler and Ben Grant
Directed By: Jacob Williams and Sarah Kriegler

Little Blue Dot. For anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered.

Synopsis

Have you ever looked into the night sky and wondered? Camping together on a star-lit night Dad and Kid wait for a comet passing by for the first time in 50,000 years. While they wait, Kid explains to Dad gravity, light years, time-space, blackholes, and the Big Bang.

Using magical puppetry techniques, Lemony S Puppet Theatre transports young audiences into space for the world premiere of this visually striking, beautifully played theatre performance for children and families.  Grounded in a camping star-gazing adventure between a child and their dad, Little Blue Dot tackles big questions we ask about the universe, our place in it and why the only known liveable space in the universe, this precious little blue dot floating in space, matters so very much.

What do a team of astrophysicists have to do with making children’s theatre? Quite a lot at Monash University! Little Blue Dot is developed in collaboration with the team at Monash University’s School of Physics and Astronomy, and is commissioned by Monash University Performing Arts Centres, with support from Geelong Arts Centre.

Technical Information

Touring Party: 4
Bump-in Time: 2-3 hours hrs
Bump-out Time: 1 hour hrs
Interval: No

Lighting

This work is still in development and a full lighting and tech specification will be available June 2024.

Audio

This work is still in development and a full audio and tech specification will be available June 2024.

Staging

Minimum stage 8m wide x 6m deep

Smoke machine

This work is still in development and a full tech specification will be available June 2024.

Transport Notes

Transported by small van.

Yes, the set can travel by plane.

Audience & Marketing Notes

Have you ever looked into the night sky and wondered? Camping together on a starlit night Dad and Kid wait for a comet passing for the first time in 50,000 years. While they wait, Kid explains to Dad gravity, light years, time-space, blackholes, and the Big Bang.

LITTLE BLUE DOT is created for 5-12 years old and their families, appealing to science lovers, astronomy enthusiasts, those curious about the existence of the universe, or those who love the ingenuity and awe of puppet theatre.

Selling Points

  • 1. Accurate science in creative storytelling: Partnering with a team of astrophysicists.
  • 2. Schools learning and engagement: Packed with links to the primary school science and arts curricula, bookings include a beautifully designed learning resource.
  • 3. Visually arresting: Highly skilful puppetry and black light theatre techniques recreate celestial worlds and deep space phenomena.

Community Engagement

  • Primary schools resource, linking to Science and Arts curriculum

Details

Audience

Venue Format

Proscenium Arch, Black Box, Thrust

Duration

50 Minutes

Available Until (from - to)

08/07/2024

31/12/2025

Budget & Fees

What are these? Find out more.

In Development - work which will be produced and premiered in time for touring during 2025/2026. Please contact the Producer directly for Budgets and Fees.

Remount: $To be provided, where applicable

Weekly Sell Off: $14,000

Per Performance: $7,000

Royalties: 10%
Apra Obligations: NA

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