Innovative theatre leads us into the future

The McClelland Sculpture Park in Langwarrin will host a unique immersive theatre experience from 29 August – 7 September 2014. The audience are invited to don headphones and engage with the remarkable sculpture strewn landscape in a distinct and impressive way. 

Orbit, is the latest site-specific immersive theatre piece by Melbourne artist Nina Barry-Macaulay. It is cutting edge in its use of innovative technology combined with traditional character narratives to create an exclusive performance, tailored for the McClelland Sculpture Park. 

“McClelland is pleased to host this exciting program that will transform the way in which visitors interact with the sculpture park.” Said Lyn Johnson, Deputy Director of the venue. Barry-Macaulay explains how “the use of immersive theatre techniques within this enchanting and eerie setting, creates an awesome audience experience, and is perfect for the futuristic tale of Orbit”. The narrator transports the audience to 2087, when a lethal biological plague has forced the people of earth into orbit. Guided by the narrator’s instructions, the audience travel through the park, meeting each scene as it unfolds to the intimate, customized soundtrack.

By setting this piece in the future, the audience are invited into a sci-fi dreamland. In addition to the thrilling story, the audience are delivered an otherworldly perspective and may find themselves considering what it would be like to loose our planet. 

Barry-Macaulay is making a habit of producing cutting edge innovative works that delve deeply into current issues and philosophies. In this way she aspires to making theatre that is not only entertaining, but also memorable and provocative. Influenced largely by her exposure to contemporary international theatre whilst living overseas, and her consolidated academic studies in Dramaturgy, Barry-Macaulay is passionate about creating theatre of its time, for its time. 

Orbit by Nina Barry-Macaulay

August 29,30,31 and September 5,6 and 7 at 5:30pm. 

Running time approx. 60min. Suitable for ages 14 and up.

The McClelland Sculpture Park, Langwarrin, Victoria. 

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To contact Nina Barry-Macaulay direct refer to the attached Word document media release.

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