Dr Inside-Out is an interactive roving performance for kids, originally commissioned for the Sydney Opera House Creative Play program.
A mysterious doctor-clown performs examinations and experiments, much to the amusement of children and their parents. The doctor then reveals a chest cavity of organs and becomes the subject of the examination. Children have the opportunity to play freely and collaborate with the doctor, performing surgeries to remove butterflies from the stomach, listen to a heart murmur and inspect intestinal bugs. Finally, the organs are removable entirely and each one is revealed to be a different percussive instrument. Children participate in the ‘Organ-Organ Orchestra’ and perform together for an audience of parents and passers-by.
This performance is lo-fi, highly mobile and with no technical elements. It is also primarily non-verbal and can be performed with children from different linguistic backgrounds.
Concept design & Performance: Shani Moffat
Design & Construction: Ana Brotas
Creative Development Director: Frank Newman
Original Commission: Sydney Opera House