What happens when you invite seven children from Rainbow Families to create a show? You end up with a disco koala, a wildebeest, a farting unicorn and a fairy that can freeze tickle monsters all cohabiting in a very tall, yet tiny Rainbow Tree.
This is what it’s like living in a Rainbow Family. Everyone is welcome and anything is possible.
The Rainbow Tree is musical storytelling with moving image. Written with children from Rainbow families, it shares personal and imagined stories around the idea of family, identity and community. Performed by two queer super Aunties, Aunty Bear and ZaZa from Fat Fruit (Bec Matthews and Sarah Ward) with singing and live music, played on instruments and objects you could find around the house.
This project is generously supported by Linda Herd.
- Co-Creator & Performer Sarah Ward as ZaZa
- Co-Creator, Sound Designer & Performer Bec Matthews as Aunty Bear
- Co-Written with seven children from Rainbow Families
- Directorial Eye Susie Dee
- Designer Bridget Milesi
- Lighting Designer Monique Aucher
- Animation Team Jolyon James Animator
- Producer Performing Lines
The Rainbow Tree is produced by Performing Lines.
It was jointly commissioned by Art Play and Midsumma as part of the PRISM program at Midsumma Festival. PRISM was assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts.
Art Play is supported by the City of Melbourne.
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