‘The Boy at the Edge of Everything’ has a canny, witty way of reflecting on worlds unknown’.

The Seattle Times

‘This is a perfect example of why children’s theatre doesn’t mean kid stuff. The story is as big as existence itself, especially in a young person’s universe’.

Seattle Actor


 

In the middle of his over-scheduled 12-and-a-bit-year-old life, Simon Ives dreams of a place where he can just stop and be. Meanwhile, at the farthest point in the universe, The Boy at the Edge of Everything lives by himself, lonely and bored. When Simon is rocketed into space (through an unlikely series of events involving ‘lots and lots of fireworks’), their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same.

awards/recognition

2016, Published: ‘New Visions, New Voices: 25 Years/25 Plays’ (Dram. Pub.)
2015 David Williamson Prize for Excellence in Australian Playwrighting
2015, Australian Writers Guild Award: Best Children’s Play
2014 Seattle Times Footlight Award: Best Children’s Show (‘Fab Family Fare’)
2013, First ever play: Labworks Residency, New Victory Theater, 42nd St, NY
2012, Selected for New Visions New Voices at John F Kennedy Centre, DC

Cast size

This is a story told – this may be by one, by some, or by many
Previous seasons: 4-5 performers

Audience size

For ages seven and up, all the way to adult

length

70 minutes

Seasons

(Australia and USA)

2016

Lincoln Center for the Arts, New York NY, USA (produced by Trusty Sidekick)
Chance Theatre, Anaheim CA, USA (produced by Chance Theatre)

2015

Melbourne Theatre Company, Australia (produced by MTC)
Long Wharf Theater, New Haven CT, USA (produced: Long Wharf)
Lincoln Center Summer Forum (reading), New York NY, USA

2014

Seattle Children’s Theater, WA, USA (produced by Trusty Sidekick/SCT)
Nova Theater, Billings MT, USA (produced by Nova Theater)
Northwestern University, Evanston IL, USA (produced by Purple Crayon)
Emerson College, Boston MA, USA (produced by Emerson)

2013

Labworks residency (workshopped at New Victory Theater, New York NY)
DNA New Works Festival (workshopped at La Jolla Theater, San Diego CA)

2012

New Visions, New Voices development (workshopped at the John F Kennedy Center for the Arts, DC)
Launch Artist residency (workshopped at Playhouse Square, Cleveland OH)

Melbourne Theatre Company production 2015, starring Felix Berger-O’Neil, Max Furlani, Emily Goddard and Sebastian Lamour. Director Peter Houghton

First Produced

 


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