The Boy Who Talked to Dogs Program

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SLINGSBY AND STATE THEATRE COMPANY SOUTH AUSTRALIA IN ASSOCIATION WITH ADELAIDE FESTIVAL PRESENT

THE BOY WHO TALKED TO DOGS ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY AMY CONROY FROM THE BOOK BY MARTIN MCKENNA

25 FEB - 14 MAR

THOMAS EDMONDS OPERA STUDIO


26 Feb - 14 Mar 2021


Cast & Creative Team PLAYWRIGHT DIRECTOR / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, SLINGSBY ASSISTANT DIRECTOR / DIRECTOR OF PUPPETRY EXECUTIVE PRODUCER SONGWRITER COMPOSER-PERFORMER SOUND SYSTEM DESIGNER SET DESIGNER LIGHTING AND AV DESIGNER COSTUME DESIGNER

Amy Conroy Andy Packer Clara Solly-Slade Stacey Baldwin Lisa O’Neill Quincy Grant Andrew Howard Wendy Todd Chris Petridis Ailsa Paterson

MARTIN MUSO MUSICIAN COVER

Bryan Burroughs Victoria Falconer Emma Luker James Smith

STAGE MANAGER PRODUCTION MANAGER VENUE MANAGER/ASM TECHNICAL MANAGER/OPERATOR

Laura Palombella Van Locker Gabrielle Hornhardt Darian Tregenza

Costumes made by State Theatre Company South Australia Wardrobe. Set constructed by State Theatre Company South Australia Workshop.

THE BOY WHO TALKED TO DOGS Adapted for the stage by Amy Conroy From the book by Martin McKenna Published by Skyhorse Publishing Developed with the assistance of Draíocht Arts Centre

Ngadlu tampinthi Kaurna miyurna yaitya yarta-mathanya Wama Tarntanyaku. Parnaku yailtya, parnaku tapa purruna, parnaku yarta ngadlu tampinthi. Yalaka Kaurna Miyurna itu yailtya, tapa purruna, yarta kuma puru martinthi, puru warri-apinthi, puru tangka martulayinthi. Ngadlu tampinthi purkarna pukinangku, yalaka, tarrkarritya.

We acknowledge the Kaurna people as the traditional custodians of the Adelaide Plains. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today and pay respects to Elders past, present and future.


Writer's Note - Amy Conroy Initally when approaching this play I thought I was writing a story about ‘a boy and his dogs and all their adventures’. That would have been the sensible story, the popular story, the heartwarming story that sells. But it wouldn’t have been an honest story. To honour this boy’s incredible journey, I had to start in the difficult places, the places we don’t like to look. It’s a lot easier, and infinitely more palatable, to turn away from all that messy stuff. I am a playwright, actor and theatre maker based in Dublin, Ireland. I believe that theatre should provoke, enflame, move and delight in equal measures. I am compelled by a drive to shine a light on people, places or circumstances that are rarely seen, or rarely given much consideration. I am fascinated by what we understand on an intellectual level, but disregard on a human level. I also like to allow the story to inform how it should be told. I am of the opinion that theatre can change the world. It is a firm opinion, maybe uncool, maybe romantic, but firm. You can, however, only do that when you tell the whole story. This is a story of survival. Martin is the kid that is hard to like, he’s the kid that makes people uncomfortable, even though they should know better. Those people defined Martin’s narrative, telling him he was stupid, damaged, troublesome and awkward. They told him so often and so viciously that he believed them. Why wouldn’t he? They didn’t ask why he made them uncomfortable, or why he was troublesome, it was easier not to. But Martin found his own way through; he survived in spite of everything. I wanted to honour his journey; I wanted to give this gloriously awkward, broken, brilliant and radiant boy authorship of his own story - in his own way. Ultimately it’s a very simple one, it’s a story of a boy who wants to be loved. And I do. I hope you do too.


Director's Note - Andy Packer As I write, we are three weeks away from opening this production. The world around is in chaos. Perth and suburbs are in COVID-19 lockdown, while 71 houses have been destroyed by raging bushfires overnight. Ireland, UK, Israel, Netherlands and Vietnam are in lockdown and close to 450,000 citizens of the USA have died from COVID-19. And yet, here in Adelaide we come to work each day, unmasked, and make theatre. In this moment in time it is impossible to know what future touring life this production may have, but I want us to remember the context in which we make this work. Despite the pain being felt globally, there is an abundance of hope in the room as we bring Martin McKenna’s remarkable story to the stage. Martin had experiences as a child that were incredibly traumatic. Children are powerless. They are the recipients of the world adults create for them. Globally, it is estimated that up to one billion children aged 2–17 years have experienced violence or neglect in the past year (World Health Organisation). Now as an adult, Martin, with all the power he could muster, has shared his story in the hope it will drive change. Is it possible that a piece of theatre can make an impact on curbing that violence? I hope so. Certainly, ignoring these realities is unacceptable. I believe theatre can be an empathy machine, allowing us to gain perspective on other people’s lives. We make The Boy Who Talked to Dogs with the power that we have as theatre makers, to amplify Martin’s voice. Injustice is all around us. We all have a responsibility and the power to make changes to eradicate it. To make theatre during a pandemic is an incredible privilege that would be impossible without the passion, hard work and creativity of all involved. While the future remains unclear, we take each day at a time, making the most of every moment, hoping for a future that is filled with happiness. Perhaps this mirrors Martin’s experience as a child. His persistence, resilience and creativity can be a guide to us all.


Playwright

Amy Conroy Amy is an actor, playwright and Artistic Director of HotForTheatre. Her first radio play, Hold This, was broadcast on RTÉ Radio One in 2010. Her first stage play, I♥ Alice ♥ I, won the Fishamble Award for New Writing in the 2010 Dublin Fringe Festival and had sold-out runs at Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival, the Peacock stage of the Abbey Theatre Dublin, The Irish Arts Centre in New York, Lókal festival in Iceland, Glasgay Festival, The World Theatre Festival in Brisbane, Auckland Arts Festival, Ten Days on the Island Festival in Tasmania, Queer Theatre Festival Croatia, Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris and The Lyric Theatre Belfast. It has been translated and performed in Poland, Italy and Iceland. It is published by Oberon. Amy’s acting credits include the critically-acclaimed production of The Taming of the Shrew at the Globe Theatre, London, Futureproof, A Day In May, A Midsummers Night’s Dream, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Citysong (Abbey Theatre and Soho Theatre, London), for which she was nominated Best Supporting Actress in the 2019 Irish Times Theatre Awards. She is a Six in the Attic Alumni, Writer in Residence with Rough Magic Theatre Company and Associate Playwright with The Abbey Theatre.

Director/ Artistic Director, Slingsby

Andy Packer

Andy is a director of theatre, music theatre and opera. He has also worked as creative producer of multidisciplinary arts programs, producer of large-scale events and festival director. In 2007 Andy co-founded Adelaide-based theatre company Slingsby. The company’s productions have received 16 industry awards and toured more than 70 cities and towns across 12 countries. Andy is renowned for creating original live performance moments that are emotionally powerful and visually bold. His work across theatre for young audiences, opera, cabaret, music theatre and symphonic concerts has pushed him to develop a distinctive theatrical form that is at once personal and epic. Andy has directed productions, concerts and events for Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, State Opera of South Australia, State Theatre Company South Australia, Adelaide Festival of Arts, Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide Chamber Singers, Australian String Quartet, Windmill Theatre, Restless Dance, Tutti Ensemble, Rundle Mall Management Authority and the International Astronautical Federation. In 2019 Andy was Show Director for the World of WearableArt Awards Show in Wellington, New Zealand. Andy was Creative Producer of Programming at Carclew Youth Arts 2003-2006, Creative Producer of Family Events for Adelaide Fringe Festival 2007-2008 and Creative Director of Come Out Festival 2011.


Assistant Director/ Director of Puppetry

Clara Solly-Slade Clara studied acting at Adelaide College of the Arts and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (London). She has worked as an artist with Sport for Jove Theatre, Pinchgut Opera, The H.E.A.T Collective (New York), Working Classroom (New Mexico), and the La Mama Experimental Theatre Company (New York). She has directed and facilitated with young people for SAYart’s, Working Classroom, Urban Myth, Camp Quality, Australian Theatre for Young People, Australian Refugee Volunteers and Western Sydney Migrant Resource Centre. Clara is completing an Emerging Director Fellowship with State Theatre Company South Australia and State Opera South Australia.

Songwriter

Lisa O'Neill Over the years Lisa O'Neill has quietly built a reputation for herself on the Irish and international scenes and now has a growing following with her unique folk sound, strong song writing and distinctive voice. Her debut release Has an Album was followed in 2013 by Choice-nominated Same Cloth Or Not. Her third album Pothole in the Sky was released to critical acclaim and is filled with tension and emotion, contextualising themes of love, loss, heartache and sorrow today through referencing tales from the past with beauty, honesty and defiance. Lisa’s last release on the Rough Trade imprint River Lea, Heard A Long Gone Song, has garnered huge acclaim both at home and abroad. It was Choice Nominated, had a 5/5 star review from The Guardian on release and a coveted ‘Best Folk Album of 2019’ from the same publication. She was also nominated in four categories at the 2019 UK Folk awards and five categories at the 2019 Irish Folk awards, winning one for best original folk song. Late last year Lisa signed a new album deal with Rough Trade and is currently working on new material for that album.


Composer-Performer

Set Designer

Quincy is a freelance composer and musician who writes music for many groups and soloists. He has written and performed a lot of music for the theatre, working with companies such as Slingsby, Circa, Brink Productions, Queensland Theatre, and State Theatre Company South Australia. He also writes for concert performances and film, and plays in many groups: from rock to new music and, most recently wild gypsy music with Golonka, sweet light classical tunes with The Horizon Quartet, and rollicking sea-song rock with Mumpsimus. He is co-director of The Firm, a company that presents concerts each year featuring Australian classical musicians in programmes of new Australian music along-side interesting repertoire.

Wendy’s recent set and costume design credits include The Lighthouse set (Patch Theatre), North/ South (Australian Dance Theatre), Picaresque (Robyn Archer, Adelaide Festival), Seashore (Sally Chance Dance/Dream Big), Rabbits (Steel & Brown/ State Theatre Company), Emil & The Detectives (set only), Man Covets Bird and The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy (Slingsby), Long Tan (Brink/STCSA), The Young King (Slingsby), Touch’N’Go (Sally Chance Dance), Cabaret Festival Opening, Closing and Family Galas 2018, 2017 & 2016 (Adelaide Festival Centre), Blinc Bar Adelaide Festival (Adelaide Festival of Arts), Babyteeth, Blasted and Pornography (STCSA), Land & Sea, Skip Miller’s Hit Songs, Harbinger and The Hypochondriac (Brink Productions), Worldhood (Australian Dance Theatre), A Lion In The Night and The Little Green Tractor (Patch Theatre Company), Cutaway II (Vitalstatistix) and Ruby Bruise (The Misery Children & Vitalstatistix).

Quincy Grant

In 2021 he is writing a new opera, When the Rain Stops Falling, with Andrew Bovell, composing a music theatre work with writer Kathryn Marquet for Little Match Productions, Brisbane, and recording a new CD with Golonka.

Wendy Todd

Event design credits include Adelaide Cabaret Festival Co-Event Designer (2016-18), Adelaide Festival Centre Sole Event Designer (2015), Blinc Bar Designer (2015), Barrio Design Co-ordinator (2012 and 2013), Lola’s Pergola Design Coordinator (2014) and Persian Garden Assistant Designer (2006 and 2008). Wendy has worked on the 2016 Adelaide Guitar Festival, 2007 Adelaide Film Festival and the Bowerbird Design Markets from 2013-2017.


Lighting and AV Designer

Chris Petridis Chris is a lighting and video designer from Adelaide. Following his completion of the Technical Production course at the Adelaide Centre of the Arts, Chris has continued to develop his experience across theatre, dance, and other live events in Australia and internationally. Chris recently worked with the World of WearableArt in New Zealand to design the lighting for its 2019 arena show, performed to 60,000 people. He designed and has been touring with the show 13 Ways to Look at Birds featuring Paul Kelly, James Ledger, Alice Keath and the Seraphim Trio. Chris has worked with State Theatre Company South Australia on A View from the Bridge, Brothers Wreck, In The Club, Terrestrial, Mr Burns, Red Cross Letters, Eh Joe for the Beckett Triptych, Gorgon, Masquerade, The Kreutzer Sonata, Maggie Stone and Little Bird. Chris has completed designs for Theatre Republic’s The Bleeding Tree, Lines, Is This Yours’ Angelique, Brink Productions’ Long Tan and Tiny Bricks’ Deluge, Australian Dance Theatre’s Of All Things, The Beginning of Nature Part 1 and Ignition 2016, Restless Dance Theatre’s Zizanie and Touched. For Slingsby, credits include Songs for Those Who’ve Come Across the Seas, Emil and the Detectives and The Mouse, The Bird & The Sausage. Other credits include Beep, Grug and the Rainbow, Big Bad Wolf and Story Thieves (Windmill Theatre Co), Never Did Me Any Harm (Force Majeure), Cher and Quiet Faith (Vitalstatistix) and Bitch Boxer and Seawall (Flying Penguin Productions).

Costume Designer

Ailsa Paterson Ailsa completed a Bachelor of Dramatic Art in Design (NIDA) in 2003. She has worked extensively as a set and costume designer in theatre, opera, dance, film and TV. Design credits for Slingsby include Ode to Nonsense, The Mouse, The Bird & The Sausage, Emil and the Detectives, You, Me and the Bloody Sea and Songs for Those Who’ve Come Across the Seas. Ailsa was the Resident Designer for State Theatre Company South Australia in 2019. Recent credits include Ripcord, Gaslight, Jasper Jones, The 39 Steps, End of the Rainbow and Sense and Sensibility.


Martin

Muso

Bryan trained at Trinity College Dublin.

Victoria is an award-winning cabaret artist, theatremaker, multi-instrumentalist and musical director.

Bryan Burroughs

Noteworthy performances include My Foot/My Tutor (Dublin Fringe Festival, winner of Best Male Performance), Johnny Patterson: The Singing Irish Clown (Irish Times Theatre Award Best Supporting Actor 2009) and his solo show Beowulf: The Blockbuster, which won the STAGE Award for Acting Excellence at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014 and toured to Adelaide Festival in 2015. Recently he played Lenehan in James Joyce's Ulysses and James Matthews in 14 Voices From The Bloodied Field at The Abbey Theatre for the 100 year Anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

Victoria Falconer

As writer/performer she has played at Southbank Centre (London), Griffin Theatre (Sydney), Darwin Festival and Edinburgh Fringe (with Fringe Wives Club, winning Spirit of the Fringe 2018). Victoria’s shows have twice won the overall Best Cabaret Award at Adelaide Fringe (2018/2011). In 2020 she was nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award (Once, Darlinghurst Theatre Company) and a Green Room Award (Glittergrass, Malthouse) for musical direction. Other MD credits include Oklahoma! (Black Swan State Theatre Co.), Insane Animals (HOME Manchester), Courtney Act (London) and Sasquatch The Opera (Summerhall, Edinburgh). Victoria is a founding member of The People of Cabaret, an initiative amplifying and advocating for BIPOC-identifying people in the performing arts.


Musician

Cover

Emma is a fiddle player, violinist, performer, teacher and session player based in Adelaide, South Australia. She has performed interstate and internationally as a band member and theatre performer.

Since graduating from Flinders Drama Centre in 2013, James has been involved in various stage and screen productions.

Emma Luker

Acclaimed as a violinist of ‘sensitivity and versatility’, Emma is a member of original folk duo The Fiddle Chicks and several other bands in Adelaide. She also performs regularly with folk singer Eric Bogle.

James Smith

Credits include Neighbourhood Watch, Othello, This is Where We Live, Volpone, Gorgon, Vale and Jasper Jones (State Theatre Company South Australia), Limit (State Theatre Company South Australia Umbrella program), Emily Loves to Bounce (Patch Theatre Company), The Aspirations of Daise Morrow (Brink) and Deluge (Tiny Bricks, 2016 Adelaide Festival). James was involved with the development and production of Stories in the Dark a 2017 Fringe In Space award-winning show. James also appears in Shawn Seet’s 2019 film Storm Boy. In 2014 James was awarded the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank award. In 2018 he was in a two-handed production of Lines (Theatre Republic) and in early 2019 toured to USA and around Australia with The Young King (Slingsby).


Stage Manager

Laura Palombella Laura studied at the Adelaide College of the Arts, graduating in 2014 with an Advanced Diploma in Stage Management. Laura has worked with Slingsby since 2019, Stage Managing the international tour of Emil and the Detectives in the UK and Ireland and the national tour that included the Sydney Opera House. She also stage managed the 2020 production of The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy at Her Majesty’s Theatre. Laura has worked with State Theatre Company South Australia since 2015. Show credits include The 39 Steps, The Gods of Strangers, Dance Nation and the national and international tours of 1984.


Clara Solly-Slade

Bryan Burroughs & Andy Packer

Emma Luker


Victoria Falconer

Bryan Burroughs

Photography: Jessica Zeng

Quincy Grant


Founded in 2007 and based in Adelaide, South Australia, Slingsby presents emotionally challenging and engaging storytelling in rich live theatrical realms for family audiences and young people aged eight years and over. Artistic Director Andy Packer and General Manager Stacey Baldwin are passionate about creating memorable experiences for audiences of all ages. They collaborate with some of Australia’s finest artists across many disciplines and foster international theatrical alliances. Slingsby’s productions have been presented around Australia and in New Zealand, USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Singapore, Norway, China and India, earning the company a reputation for excellence in the creation of work for young audiences. The company has garnered many coveted awards for its work including three Ruby Awards, a prestigious Victor Award (People’s Choice) – International Performing Arts for Youth Showcase 2017 for

The Young King and a Helpmann Award (Best Presentation for Children) for Emil and the Detectives in 2018. Slingsby produces and tours original theatre productions that captivate, challenge and inspire hope through memorable theatre experiences that evoke a sense of renewed wonder in the world we live in, and the role we each can play in building a happy and harmonious global society. Slingsby’s theatre making has explored a variety of theatrical forms, ranging from original text-based plays (The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy, Man Covets Bird, The Young King), dance theatre (Wolf), opera (Ode to Nonsense), concept album concert (Songs for Those Who’ve Come Across the Seas) and hybrid image / text based work (Emil and the Detectives). These works have been built on both original concepts and book adaptations.

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FOUNDATION Christine Guille Anthony Keenan Diané Ranck Roger Salkeld Meredyth Sarah AM Alison Smallacombe Andrew Sweet (Chair)

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