Sensorium delight Lincoln Center NYC crowds

WA-based immersive theatre makers Sensorium Theatre have just completed a one-month tour of New York City, produced by Performing Lines WA. They performed their Helpmann-nominated work Oddysea as part of Lincoln Center Education’s Big Umbrella Festival – the world’s first festival for children on the Autism spectrum and their families.

Sensorium’s team performed public and schools shows, conducted workshops with local artists aimed at fostering a more accessible approach to creating new work, and participated in the Intersection of Autism and the Arts Symposium, which brought together international artists, researchers and thought leaders to consider better ways to create, co-author and present work with and for neurodiverse artists and audience members.

The tour was a huge success – the show sold out, receiving excellent feedback from families and educators (and comedian Rosie O’Donnell, who came with her daughter Dakota), and Sensorium artists were able to meet, learn from and pass on knowledge to their peers making similar work right around the world.

We’d love to pass on our thanks to the festival organisers. This tour was made possible with generous support of Lincoln Center Education and the Australian Government through the Department of Communications and the Arts’ Catalyst fund.

Performing Lines acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we work – the Gadigal in Sydney, the Whadjuk in Perth, & the Muwinina in Hobart – and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

We extend those respects to all First Nations peoples on whose lands we travel and perform.