A moving micro theatre in the back of a panel van.
The Nomad Travelling Theatrette is a tiny vaudevillian theatre nestled into the back of a red 1996 Ford Longreach panel van. It facilitates intimate storytelling experiences and can drive to wherever audiences are - invigorating public spaces, getting art to remote communities and schools, and activating festival precincts. In 2017 a residency was held for diverse artists to create and present work in the Nomad.
A variety of shows play out in, on and around the van – audience members may be invited inside for some interactive theatre, they may crowd around the back doors for a puppet show, or they may peek through the windows for an intimate performance.
The Nomad Travelling Theatrette certainly pulls a crowd. Fully operational with its own source of sound and lighting, the van is able to play as an outdoor pre-show to an existing performance, become the stage for a variety show, host performances of others, or play out one of the myriad of tiny shows built specifically to play in the van.