The Special One
The Special One is an intimate 7-minute performance work for audiences of two at a time that takes place in a series of windows. The Special One plays with what is real and really unreal. Audiences step inside a viewing corridor and see an altered view of reality. The work premiered as part of Window World, the lead public art project of Adelaide Fringe 2013, in the windows of the State Library of South Australia. " Inspired by illusion, Noonan’s six-minute piece is a hauntingly beautiful performance and I highly recommend it"
InDaily, February 2013.
Window World is funded by Arts S.A.’s Festivals Commissioning Fund and the Adelaide Fringe.
In March 2014 The Special One was remounted as part of Unexpected Port at Port Mall Shopping Centre, 178 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide.
Presented in partnership with Renewal SA, Port Mall Shopping Centre, City of Port Adelaide Enfield and Arts SA.
The Special One – edited highlights click here
The Special One – behind the scenes set up and audience movement click here
The Awkward Man
The Awkward Man is a solo theatre work about an invisible life made blatantly, voyeuristically visible. Writer – Finegan Kruckemeyer, Direction – Daisy Brown, Performer Stephen Noonan and Producer Belinda Hellyer.
In 2013 this project was developed as part of Adelaide Festival Centre inSPACE program with assistance from Playwriting Australia.
Three Men in a Tub
Three Men in a Tub is a processional street theatre performance. Three men adrift in a bath tub, washing, water abound, three tradespeople; a butcher, a baker and a candlestick maker, citizens travelling town to town. Are these upright citizens of the world or in fact dubious characters looking for somewhere to hang their dirty washing? Three Men in a Tub received funding through the Adelaide Fringe Street Theatre Commission in 2009. This is a piece of unruly and wild street theatre. The work featured in 2010 Port Festival, 2010 WOMADelaide and is regularly spotted in Adelaide’s Rundle Mall.
ScRamble is an initiative by City of Prospect to promote active travel to school. ScRamble uses art, artists and the creativity for children to create vibrant and safe streets near Prospect schools. Walking, riding, skating or scooting to school can be fun and can give children a sense of freedom of movement in their community. In 2013 Stephen and visual artist Bridgette Minuzzo are the ScRamble team working with students on circus/movement workshops and creating temporary and lasting art for schools and local neighbourhoods.
This project is funded by City of Prospect, in partnership with the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure Community Programs Section.
Click here to download more information about ScRamble
Word on the Street
Word on the Street is a project by visual artist Sandy Elverd and Stephen. It is an ephemeral art project combines the written word and visual installations of a community’s thoughts, ideas, dreams and hopes. Word on the Street is a community development public art project. Short strands of words were temporarily placed in the public space as an insight to the thoughts and ideas of those who work, live and play in that area. Word on the Street took place in Light Square and Baptist Care Karpandi Day Centre in 2010 and was a part of the 2011 Adelaide Festival of Ideas. This project was funded by Community Arts Network SA and The City of Adelaide.
Trust in Me
Trust in Me is an in-school touring dance theatre performance by Stephen and Caroline Daish exploring the fragile and often complex expressions of trust in young peoples lives. Between 1998 and 2002 the show toured to schools throughout South Australia, Victoria and Queensland.
“A sense of fragility is evoked, along with the shock of the unexpected, capturing the actual sensation we feel when experiencing trust for the first time this show demonstrates tenacity and determination to produce a top quality artistic product” Lowdown, 2002.
This project was funded by Carclew Youth Arts and the Australia Council for the Arts.
Trust In Me – edited highlights click here