For OpenField, Nic Nac staged a performative installation work, ‘LUMINESCENCE’ aimed at children and families, transforming the Rural Youth Hall into a place for creative engagement and discovery.
Using recycled and upcycled knick-knacks, bric-a-brac, luminescent paint and black-lighting, Nic-Nac Theatre Company invited participants to recreate glowing worlds from the forest and sea that inspire wonder and awe. Adults and children played side by side creating the setting for a luminescent stage where performers and puppets entertained. Each session = unique, interactive and immersive.
THE TIPPING POINT
WHAT WAS THIS PROJECT?
Funded by a Create NSW grant, the workshop was motivated by the incredible courage and determination of the Youth Climate Change movement in the Shoalhaven in 2020. In 2022, the NSW government generously gave Nic Nac Theatre Company a grant to run a week long free creative arts workshop for the youth of the Shoalhaven who had been impacted by the natural disasters of 2020-2022. Cast members worked with industry professionals - Artists Bonnie Porter-Greene and Saskia; Aria nominated Paul Greene; and Steel Strings principal cellist Karella Mitchell - to devise a post-dramatic piece of theatre.