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Tyrone and Lesley in a Spot: illuminating creative emergence in Composed Theatre (last edited: 2020)

David Megarrity

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Tyrone and Lesley in a Spot is a 60-minute intermedial show combining screen and song in performance which has a very musical question at its heart: ‘can a whole show be like a song?’ Ostensibly a concert presentation, its covert intermedial complexities emerged in ‘a unique piece of theatre […] a performance that knows it’s a performance’ (Sullivan 2016). The show’s development was characterized by a distinct provisionality based in a dialogue between plasticity of structure in the writing, and plasticity of form in the making. Axial thinking (Eno 1996) helped manipulate the variables at play in critical moments of the performance. Creative discoveries were identified as ‘within domain’ (Katz and Gardner in Hargreaves, Miell & MacDonald 2012: 110) firmly locating the show as a project of Composed Theatre. In a highly musicalized creative process many elements were allowed to emerge rather than being predetermined, and this revealed a range of principles of interest to makers of intermedial performance.
typeresearch exposition
keywordsComposed Theatre, Intermediality, Collaboration, Axial Thinking, Plasticity, Ukulele
date09/03/2017
last modified24/03/2020
statusprogress
share statuspublic
affiliationCreative Industries, Queensland University of Technology
licenseAll rights reserved
urlhttps://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/341729/341730
external linkhttps://vimeo.com/190208430


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342596 David Megarrity and Samuel Vincent as Tyrone and Lesley David Megarrity All rights reserved
342585 Lightbulb test David Megarrity All rights reserved
342581 Figure 2 Creative Development Moths David Megarrity All rights reserved
342541 Tyrone and Lesley in a Spot- Early Drawings David Megarrity All rights reserved
341869 Tyrone and Lesley in a Spot (first promo) David Megarrity All rights reserved
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341852 Tyrone and Lesley in a Spot - Promo David Megarrity and Nathan Sibthorpe All rights reserved
341847 IMG_5985 David Megarrity All rights reserved
341845 Tyrone and Lesley in a Spot- Interaxial Taxonomy David Megarrity All rights reserved
341843 MEB Realised David Megarrity All rights reserved
341841 David Megarrity David Megarrity All rights reserved
341837 MEB V1 David Megarrity All rights reserved
341827 Bouncing Ball Experiment David Megarrity All rights reserved
341822 Tyrone and Lesley in a Spot David Megarrity All rights reserved
341811 Tyrone & Lesley In a Spot - Promo Video (1) David Megarrity All rights reserved
341808 InASpotProductionHR-7 David Megarrity All rights reserved
341803 smile-halffull-dream storyboard1 David Megarrity All rights reserved
341799 Tyrone side elvation David Megarrity All rights reserved
341795 moon-song-wd David Megarrity All rights reserved
341789 open-closing-show-wd David Megarrity All rights reserved
341783 dream-half-full-wd David Megarrity All rights reserved
341777 MegarrityFig.1 David Megarrity All rights reserved

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