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Winner 2016 ATYP Foundation Commission
Bridie doesn’t tend to stand out. It’s halfway through her first year of high school and nothing seems to be changing. That is until, a box mysteriously appears on her bed. Attached to it is a card that reads, “It’s time to become who you were born to be Wonder Fly. The Red Wasp strikes midnight tomorrow.”
Wonder Fly is a coming-of-age hero’s quest. The only problem is; no one’s sure who the hero is supposed to be. Set in Sydney-slash-Gotham City, the play leaps out of the world of a comic book. People are isolated, and evil preys on the spaces in between. There are bright lights and dark alleyways, just the way the Red Wasp intended.
Armed with nothing more than a box, a costume, a mask, a torch, a few eclectic superpowers and a map with a big ‘X’ on it, Wonder Fly asks the question: if we are all heroes, who does that make the villain?
Writer: Nick Atkins
Director: Sophie Kelly
Design: Antoinette Barbouttis
Lighting Design: Martin Kinnane
Sound Design: Kailesh Reitmans
Dramaturgy: Jennifer Medway and Jane FitzGerald
Sound Design Mentor: Steve Francis
Stage Manager: Sorie Bangura
Ava Mason, Luca Cogin, Robin Kukk, Alannah David, Rafael Partos, Josiah Von-Stolk, Daisy Millpark, Louise Colin, Amélie James-Power, Noah Sturzaker, Massimo Di Napoli, Zoe Trenbath, Ewan Randall and Jono Riesel.
Age Recommendation 8+
ATYP AND ARTOLOGY
In 2017 ATYP is delighted to once again partner with Artology’s Fanfare Competition to offer a sound design scholarship. This year 19 year old Kailesh Reitmans will be guided by one of Australia’s leading sound designers, Steve Francis, to create the composition and sound design for Wonderfly.
Kailesh is currently studying a Bachelor of Music – majoring in Composition and Music Production – at the Australian Institute of Music. Formal music training began for Kailesh at a later age than many, starting piano at 13, but it was an innate passion and desire to learn music which led him on that path.Gaining an education in classical repertoire as many pianists do, he soon developed a love for improvisation and exploring the possibilities of harmony available at the keyboard, and this allowed him to visit an entirely new scope of music. The idea of creating his own, original, and personal music is vital to Kailesh; it’s what provokes an interest in all forms of music and composition as he hopes to follow a career in film scoring in the years to come.
For further details visit www.artology.org.au/fanfare.