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2020 TERM 1 Project Showcase
THE MELANCHOLY
DEATH
OF OYSTER BOY

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ABOUT:
 

A deep development of misunderstood outcasts inspired by Tim Burton’s repertoire of work and in particular the book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Tales. The young people were creating a company of characters responding to the terms: grotesque, haunting, dark, sad, gross, impossible, macabre, comedic, ridiculous. They had each written a self-introduction of themselves in the genre of sweet tragic poems. They were also creating bizarre and talentless talent quest items in solos/pairs/duos to be performed as their ugly beautiful characters.

THE SHOWING:

 

The content they were creating was taking place within the form of an odd and unsettling funeral for Oyster Boy. The young people were doing spectacularly in their creation and commitment to ghoulish outsider folk – they were building the skills of total transformation through costume, make-up, walk, talk, mannerisms and expression. It was freaky hilarious to behold.

 

THESE WERE THEIR CHARACTERS:

Staring Girl
 

Mop Boy
 

Sue
 

Horn Girl
 

The Girl With No Mouth

Devil Boy
 

White Out Girl
 

Mummy Boy
 

China Doll Girl

The Boy Who Swapped Heads

The Girl with Many Eyes
 

Spear Boy

Voodoo Girl
 

Garden Girl

Stain Boy

The Girl Who Cried Blood
 

Rat Cat

Pin Cushion Queen
 

The Boy With No Eyes
 

Potato Head Girl

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AND HERE'S THEIR POETIC TEXTS!

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AND THESE WERE THEIR 'ACTS':

Mirai and Lily: Puppet Show
 

Arkie: Terrible tap dancing
 

Tara and Tarana: The cup song (new lyrics)
 

Reuben and Skye: Community hall cleaners
 

Alice and Gracie: Magician and assistant
 

Clifford, Rose and Satch: Rap/disco keyboard


Tilly, Sophie and Lola: Political news report


Minna: White-out portraits


Sylvie and Mariela: Waltz, tango and death


Monique and Jojo: First aid workshop

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2020 TERM 1 Project Showcase