The Balloon Project


The Balloon Project is a collaborative theatre-making process bringing Artistic Director Dave Brown from Patch Theatre of Adelaide, Australia to create new work at the University of Texas at Austin. The Balloon Project will take place over a two week period in January in two parts. For Part 1 the focus will be on the process of exploring theatre-making using Patch Theatre’s artistic model which seeks to balance the multiple languages of theatre in making highly sophisticated non-didactic work for children. In Part 2 the focus will shift to explore how the performance may lend itself to further research and community engagement activities that would extend the performance beyond it’s 25 minute run time.

Part 1: Creative Exploration and Theatre-Making

Dates: Monday January 7- Sunday January 13, 2012

Part 2: Community Engagement: Research and Development for Extending the Experience

Dates: Sunday January 13-Saturday January 19, 2012

Collaborators will include faculty, graduate and undergraduate students from the University of Texas at Austin Department of Performing Arts, as well as other Austin-based artists.

Please join us for a Free Performance:

Sunday January 13 at 1pm in The Brockett Theatre for

The Balloon Project's Workshop Performance

Workshops and Discussions based off the performance include:

Tuesday January 15 from 6:30-8:30pm in Payne Lobby for a

Workshop on Community Engagement

Wednesday January 16 from 6:30-8:30pm in Winship 1.134 for a

Roundtable discussion on Early Arts

Thursday January 17 from 6:30-8:30pm in Winship 1.134 for a

Workshop on Arts Integration


The Moon’s a Balloon Residency with Dave Brown and Patch Theatre at The University of Texas at Austin