This mesmerizing and intimate sensory experience for babies and their caregivers opens in a softly lit installation space that introduces tiny audience members to the rain—its sounds, its shapes, even its wetness. A trio of performers on cello, voice, and percussion act as gentle guides through a brand-new world of wonder, delight, and opportunities for connection through sound, touch, and performance. Rain is designed for infants and babies who are not yet walking. For safety reasons, babies who can walk will not be permitted into the theater.
Performance length: 40 minutes
“A wonderland, an inspiring dream world.”– Melbourne Mother
- Wheelchair-accessible seating
- Assistive listening devices
October 10–14, 2018 Clark Studio Theater
Ages0-18 months (Pre-walkers)
Rain is designed for infants and babies who are not yet walking. For safety reasons, babies who can walk will not be permitted into the theater.
Created by: Drop Bear Theatre, The Seam & Edwina Cordingley
Music Design: Edwina Cordingley
Performed by: Zoë Barry, Sarah Lockwood, Carolyn Ramsey
Lighting Design: Sophie Kurylowicz
Poem: Cheryl Lawrie
Costume Design: Amy Carr Bottomley
This project was made possible by City of Melbourne through ArtPlay’s New Ideas Lab. This tour has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and from the Australian Consulate-General in NYC.