Pop the kettle on! We'll bring stories, a suitcase of treasures, scones and giggles to share. Love Sprig & Magnolia XO
Two sisters, Sprig and Magnolia, are travelling from the village of LittleLeaf with their suitcase of special things. This tattered case is full of wondrous, whimsical and fantastic treasures…all of them carefully collected and rich with story. There’s a jar of aromatic red tea concocted from Adeline Eden’s herb garden; a hand-carved, wooden box that keeps a secret; a tiny jar of honey lovingly collected from Horatio's bees; and an egg that's…well it’s…suspiciously like something a Gillywobbler would leave behind!
Inspired by The Last Tree, a short story from celebrated Australian author Bruce Pascoe, The Collectors is an immersive and interactive narrative experience for children aged 3 - 8 years that explores themes of community and environment through the art of storytelling and letter writing.
This work is highly adaptable to best suit the needs of your community and has been intentionally crafted for regional touring.
Presenter options -
1-Day package - up to 3 x 45min engagements; which could incorporate roving performances, workshops and/or a storytelling/theatre experience.
2-Day Package - up to 5 x 45min engagements + 1 x 1hr professional development workshop. (3 engagements per day).
The production also offers pre & post engagement activities with a full Education Kit for child educators.
- Venue Format
- Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue, Outdoor
- Technical Rating
- Touring Party
- 2 performers / 1 crew
For unmanaged venues, the touring party will travel with all necessary technical production and crew. It is possible to present in many and varied community spaces including community halls, theatres, schools, pre-schools, libraries, festivals and child care centres.
Red Chair is a Queensland-based performing arts and event management company recognised nationally as a major producing and touring body for culturally diverse works. Red Chair was the winner of the 2014 Premier's Cultural Diversity Award - Small Business.
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Unique Selling Point
The creative lead of this work, Nadia Sunde, is a multi-award winning songwriter and theatre maker for children. She is also the author of two published illustrated children's books, an experienced music educator, early years literacy educator and Abecedarian facilitator, actress, comedienne and former ABC radio presenter. Nadia has written four children's theatre shows for 3-8 year olds. In 2017 Nadia partnered with Bloomsbury Publishing to bring the Harry Potter books series to life at festivals and venues across Australasia. She is the only person endorsed by the Harry Potter UK franchise to do so.
MARKETING MATERIALS • Press kits – Media releases, Company & Individual biographies, Testimonials, Publicity photographs / press clippings • Artist availability for interviews • Raw artwork for handbills & posters with images for venue’s own use • High resolution proofs for art work for press ads.
EDUCATION RESOURCES • An educators resource highlighting important connections to the Primary Framework for Literacy and National Curriculum. • Presentations meet several English and HASS curriculum outcomes and can be tailored to meet specific criteria and year level outcomes. • An interactive website including downloadable stories, videos, editions of the Littleleaf Village Newsletter and other engaging support materials for communities, schools and libraries to access.
PRE-ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOPS Prior to The Collectors arrival, children are read The Last Tree by author Bruce Pascoe. Children are then invited to write or draw a picture to a friend in nature. These letters travel back to the village of LittleLeaf with Sprig & Magnolia and find a home in their story department to keep them safe.
ROVING Sprig and Magnolia arrive in your community on their bicycles …you might see them at the local IGA, touring the main street of town, passing the library or school, dropping a letter at the post office or a community festival.....
PRESENTATIONS The Collectors take the children on an imaginative journey into the world of LittleLeaf and the Forgotten Forest. Children leave the experience equipped with inspiration and simple tools to continue writing, sharing and growing a story collection of their very own.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 1-hour child educator workshops rich with tips and techniques on how to artfully engage children in dynamic storytelling experiences.
- LETTERS TO LITTLELEAF Sprig and Magnolia look forward to writing letters to you in the weeks following their visit. Presenters are provided with a postal address for the village of LittleLeaf story department. We promise to answer every single letter!