Overview

Produced by Asking for Trouble & Critical Stages 

Created & Performed by Christy Flaws and Luke O’Connor 

Technician / Stage Manager Brendan Jellie

Magical physical and circus performance for young audiences.

FoRT is a circus/physical theatre production, which delves into the art of play and the creation of worlds from everyday objects.

Two strange characters appear hunting for whispers of adventure.  In a series of vignettes a couch, table, cushions, sheets and broomsticks transform into rockets, trampolines, cliffs and tents… places to explore. Images appear and disappear. FoRT is full of ridiculous clowning, spectacular acrobatics, poetic visual imagery and celebrates the kind of creative genius that has been known to turn lounge rooms into volcanoes, trees into castles and cardboard boxes into racing cars.

“Can’t tell you how excited we are to have FoRT touring next year – every kid in Victoria should see this brilliant show.” -Suzi Cordell, RAV Education & Families

Available to Tour

2020

Artform

Theatre for Children & Families, Physical Theatre, Visual Theatre

Audience

Ideally suited for ages 3- 10

Duration

55 minutes

Minimum Stage

6m width, 5m depth, 4m height

Previous Seasons

The Garden of Unearthly Delights – Adelaide Fringe  2017 & 2018 seasons

Victorian Schools Tour – 2017 & 2018 RAV Education & Families

Poppykettle Festival – 2017, Geelong Performing Arts Centre

Art is Festival – 2016, Horsham Town Hall Theatre

What people are saying

Best Children’s Event  Adelaide Fringe Week 3 Award Winner

“Personally I liked the acrobatics the most! I find it amazing when you guys made imaginary items with the objects around you! Overall I thought your act was amazing!”— Zafirah, Audience member. Art Is… Festival, Horsham 2016

“We were all mesmerised by your acrobatic skills and thrilled to follow the entertaining mini story lines woven into the performance. We will enjoy a great discussion this week revisiting Fort. ” Grade 5 and 6 at Dimboola. — Art Is… Festival, Horsham 2016

Selling Points

* Perfectly suited for Families, Children (in particular 3-10 year olds) who like to build Cubbies, Forts etc. Fans of Dora the Explorer or Squishy Taylor and any Circus and contemporary clown audiences.
* Parents interested in encouraging imaginative non screen/ technology based play.

* FoRT is visual/physical theatre and is ideal for non English speaking communities.

* We are also interested in opportunities to pair tours of this show with Asking for Trouble’s latest show, The Bottle Collector, as well as residencies for the company permitting either repeat or longer stays in your town or community.

For more info.

Community Engagement

Workshops

Both Luke and Christy are exceptional workshop facilitators with over 12 years experience each. They can tailor workshops to suit a large range of participants including:

  • Primary aged students
  • Secondary aged students
  • PD’s for teachers, artists and social workers who work with youth
  • Master classes for professional performers.

Workshop content can focus on Circus Skills Development, Physical Movement for non-dancers, Devising, Physical Theatre, Improvisation and Clowning.

Additional resources and activities

There is an education kit available for teachers.
Post-show Q&As can be arranged on request.