Frank Enstein

The Farm

Made by The Farm in collaboration with Co3 Australia

Frank could be a genius. Just one more ‘i’ and he’d be an Einstein!

Frank’s a lonely guy who wants to make his imaginary friends real. Harnessing electricity from a storm he creates his world from nothing but his imagination and the garbage in his lab. Battling a physical impairment, Frank creates monsters to fulfill his desire to be normal and to be accepted by others. Can he control what he creates? And who is the real monster anyway?

Frank Enstein is a retelling of the classic tale for children and adults – magical dance-theatre illuminating a path to self-acceptance.

The Farm’s wicked sense of humour together with the extreme physicality of Co3 Australia’s dancers combines magic and dance to create a show for the child in all of us.

Moving and meaningful but also capable of producing floods of giggles from tiny audience members, it is theatre with much merit and broad appeal.
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Credits

Directors
Grayson Millwood and Gavin Webber

Associate Artist
Raewyn Hill

At The Farm work is made in a collaborative process where everyone brings their expertise without being confined to it. All animals are equal.

Co-creators & Performers
Luci Young
Zachary Lopez (Co3)
Talitha Maslin (Co3)
William Rees
Andrew Searle (Co3),

Original Cast/Co-creators
Daniel Monks
Brianna Kell

Lighting Design
Mark Howett

Set Design
Vilma Mattila

Sound Design
James Brown

Produced by Performing Lines WA

Originally produced by The Farm and Co3 Australia

Information for Presenters

We are currently building national and international tours for 2021 and beyond

Duration
60 minutes, no interval

Age Recommendation
All ages 8yrs+

Touring company
5 x Performers
1 x Technical/ Production Manager
1 x Stage Manager / LX and SX operator
1 x Rehearsal Director / Tour Manager

Touring requirements
Bump in: Pre-rig + 8 hours. Opening performance that night.
Bump out: 4 hours

Space
Desirable to stage production as close to the audience as possible, so black box is preferred.
Sprung, non-raked floor surface with no uneven areas.
Preferred stage dimensions: 12m width x 10 depth
Minimum Performance area: 10m width x 7m (Setting line to rear wall)

Venue to provide
1 x full black flat smother to be rigged prior to the company’s arrival

Rachael Whitworth Senior Producer

Presentation History

2018
State Theatre Centre of WA
Perth, WA
Queen’s Park Theatre
Geraldton, WA
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre
Bunbury, WA
Albany Entertainment Centre
Albany, WA
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Full Presentation History for Frank Enstein

2018
State Theatre Centre of WA
Perth, WA
Queen’s Park Theatre
Geraldton, WA
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre
Bunbury, WA
Albany Entertainment Centre
Albany, WA
2017
Bleach* Festival
Gold Coast, QLD
State Theatre Centre of WA
Perth, WA

Project Partners & Acknowledgements

The Farm is proudly supported by City of Gold Coast. Frank Enstein was commissioned by Bleach* Festival and created with support from Australia Council for the Arts and Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Performing Lines acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we work – the Gadigal in Sydney, the Whadjuk in Perth, and 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.

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