Real dogs, real stories, unreal theatre!
HOTA will be transformed into a dog park this October as besotted owners and their beloved pooches take to the stage, sharing stories of love, loyalty and laughter.
Theatre-makers The Good Room have searched puppy playgrounds high and low to find local canines with barkworthy tails to tell. From an 80 kilogram dog with his own bedroom, a dogfluencer with more followers than you, and a national champion with fur to die for, hear from their companions in this hour of uplifting – and tear-jerking – theatre. Featuring video bits and live interviews with owners, vets and trainers, it’s the ultimutt live dogumentary for anyone who loves dogs.
From poodles to pugs, hounds to dames, it’s puppy love that’ll leave you howling.
Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts and The Good Room
Created by The Good Room
Co-Produced by The Little Red Company
Director Daniel Evans
Executive Producers Amy Ingram, Naomi Price & Rachael Rigg
Designer Sarah Winter
Video Designer Craig Wilkinson
Composer & Sound Designer Mike Wilmett
Lighting Designer Jason Glenwright
Dramaturg Saffron Benner
Voice of God Margi Brown Ash
Live Feed Operator Ethan Lwin
Live Feed Operator Lauren Kennard
Assistant Video Editor Nevin Howell
Additional Camera Operator Joel Tronoff
Animal Behaviour Advisor Justin Palazzo-Orr
Dogisitcs Manager Elizabeth Hunt
Stage Manager Jeremy Gordon
Production Manager Rebecca Easterman
Assistant Producer Nicholas Southey
Video Producer optikal bloc
Producers The Good Room & The Little Red Company
Image by Morgan Roberts
Originally commissioned by Brisbane Festival and HOTA, Home of the Arts.