The Dad Show involved curating contemporary artists to create and perform new short works with their own fathers.
The Dad Show was inspired by my award winning theatre show Sweet Child of Mine which I created with my parents in 2011 and has since toured to Perth, Sydney, Adelaide, Wellington, Edinburgh and Chicago.
The Dad Show opens a dialogue through art, reaching out across the generation gap to facilitate a meeting of child, parent and audience in an open artistic space, where familial connections and tensions can be explored playfully through live performance.
The first incarnation of this project was supported by Punctum Inc through their Seedpod Residency Program and The Sidney Myer Fund and took place in the Kyneton township in November 2014.
A second version was presented at The Melbourne Fringe Festival in 2015 and a third iteration at the 2016 Midsumma Festival, featuring LGBTIQA artists and their fathers.
Image by Max Milne Photography and Theresa Harrison Photography