BASEMENT THEATRE

NZ THEATRE

 

THE PRESENTATION OF FINDINGS FROM THE SCIENTIFIC SURVEY OF THE FIRST 7500 DAYS OF MY LIFE DONE IN THE INTEREST OF SHOWING YOU HOW TO LIVE BETTER LIVES



SET DESIGN

directed by NISHA MADHAN (shortland street)
produced by JAMIE JOHNSTONE with PETER MAY
written by UTHER DEAN
venue BASEMENT THEATRE, auckland, new zealand


Some people collect stamps, some people play sports, and some people undertake in-depth scientific surveys for each day of their entire lives. Let’s just say that Max Addison doesn’t collect stamps or play sports. The presentation of the findings from Max’s survey, findings that could indeed be literally considered their life’s work, will be a momentous occasion. To not attend such a momentous occasion could easily be construed as oafish or unthinking. Max is certain that you will wish to avoid this pitfall.

Shiloh Dobie, under the direction of Christine Urquhart, and through collaboration with Sarah Kirk and Lizzie Morris, designed and constructed the Set for The First 7500 Days of my Life (depicted).


https://vimeo.com/140884139

photos & video by ALEX PLUMB


Praise for The First 7500 Days of my Life:

…Max is wise to tell us that ‘everything is falling apart’. It is too and I have to say I’ve not seen so much chaos and carnage on a stage in a very long time. Anarchy rules to such an extent that even the appearance of an upstanding cartoon penis on the whiteboard doesn’t surprise us one little bit. The stage is trashed, there are cables everywhere, people fall over, friendship are ruined and it’s all incredibly, incredibly funny.’

– Lexie Matheson, Theatreview

‘The performer’s efforts are once again aided by set design. Utilising the previous set sans swings, The First 7500 Days of My Life also features a raised wooden stage with numerous trap doors that offer many comedic opportunities.’

– Rebekah Philson, whatsgoodblog

Set designers Sarah Kirk, Shiloh Dobie, and Lizzie Morris, under the mentorship of Christine Urquhart, provide a sleek set for the artificial world of Narcissus, and a DIY raise for 7500, tying them together with visible wiring under artificially lit ceiling panels, and while sightlines for Stephen Bain’s AV Design proved problematic in Narcissus, the issue is simply another tool for 7500 to use to their comedic advantage.

– Matt Baker, Theatre Scenes

Copyright © Shiloh Dobie

BASEMENT THEATRE

NZ THEATRE

 

THE 21ST NARCISSUS


SET DESIGN

directed by ANAPELA POLATAIVAO 
produced by JAMIE JOHNSTONE with PETER MAY
written by SAM BROOKS
venue BASEMENT THEATRE, auckland, new zealand

Three girls form a bond through their mutual love of a #popstar on Twitter. A boy and a girl accidentally meet on Facebook and form a friendship. On Tumblr, a boy with an infatuation for Greek myths and cats, uploads pictures of himself. In the 21st Narcissus, friendship exists between screens.

The 21st Narcissus is about learning to #loveyourself. The 21st Narcissus is about us.

Shiloh Dobie, under the direction of Christine Urquhart, and through collaboration with Sarah Kirk and Lizzie Morris, designed and constructed the Set for The 21st Narcissus (depicted).


https://vimeo.com/140879791

photos & video produced by ALEX PLUMB


Praise for The 21st Narcissus:

‘The swing seats that these three are restricted to, are part of the aesthetically pleasing set design of the show, created by Christine Urquhart with Sarah Kirk, Shiloh Dobie and Lizzie Morris. They hang in front of a white backdrop, and below are three white panels, shadowing various cords and coils. These features look amazing upon arrival.’

– Rebekah Philson, whatsgoodblog

‘Set designers Sarah Kirk, Shiloh Dobie, and Lizzie Morris, under the mentorship of Christine Urquhart, provide a sleek set for the artificial world ofNarcissus, and a DIY raise for 7500, tying them together with visible wiring under artificially lit ceiling panels, and while sightlines for Stephen Bain’s AV Design proved problematic in Narcissus, the issue is simply another tool for 7500 to use to their comedic advantage.’

– Matt Baker, Theatre Scenes

Copyright © Shiloh Dobie

AUCKLAND CITY COUNCIL

AT MYERS PARK

 

 

INTERACTIVE URBAN INSTALLATION // interactive sculpture


SPATIAL DESIGNER

designed & produced by CHRISTINE URQUHART, SHILOH DOBIE, SARAH KIRK, THOMAS PRESS, RACHEL MARLOW, JACK DRYDEN
& in collaboration with the AUCKLAND CITY COUNCIL, BASEMENT THEATRE & SPLICE. photo credit DEBORAH RUTTENBERG

It’s a whimsical inner city garden party and everyone’s invited!

Under efforts to celebrate spring and #ClaimTheConcrete, Myers Park underpass participates with us in a transformational art installation.

Create your own pinwheel, add it to our sculpture and enjoy an afternoon of lamingtons, lemonade, sausages and giant outdoor games.

The event is part of a series of events happening below the Myers Park Bridge, as part of a youth-led initiative to transform the space through art. Brought to you by The Basement Theatre in collaboration with Auckland Council, #ClaimTheCity and Splice.  All events are free, child and dog friendly!

Shiloh Dobie, in collaboration with the above, was involved in concept and design.


Copyright © Shiloh Dobie