Ishmael by David Morton | Schools Access

Ishmael by David Morton | Schools Access

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A dead earth. A climate refugee. A voyage to the outer solar system.

On the resource-depleted earth of a not so distant future, a young climate refugee named Ishmael is given the chance to build a new life, provided she can survive a voyage to the outer solar system aboard the MV Pequod under the command of the obsessive Captain Ahab.

Moby Dick reimagined as a contemporary space saga, Ishmael recasts earth’s no-longer-vast oceans with the immensity of the universe, and the endless possibilities and terrors it holds. In weaving the story to life, this boundary pushing production melds live film making with live action, miniature sets, puppetry and an original score by indie pop musician Bec Sandridge to tell a captivating story about individual hope and collective redemption.

Presented by Dead Puppet Society, QPAC and Brisbane Festival in association with Screen Queensland.

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Ishmael by David Morton | Schools Access
  • Ishmael by David Morton

    A dead earth. A climate refugee. A voyage to the outer solar system.

    On the resource-depleted earth of a not so distant future, a young climate refugee named Ishmael is given the chance to build a new life, provided she can survive a voyage to the outer solar system aboard the MV Pequod under th...

  • Ishmael: Integration of Technology and Design

    Director David Morton talks about the integration of technology and design for the production of Ishmael.

    Presented by Dead Puppet Society, QPAC and Brisbane Festival in association with Screen Queensland.

  • Ishmael: Rehearsals

    Listen to the cast and crew as they discuss what it takes to bring Ishmael to the stage.

    Presented by Dead Puppet Society, QPAC and Brisbane Festival in association with Screen Queensland.

  • Ishmael: Creative Development and Prototyping

    Director David Moreton shares insights into the creative development and prototyping for Ishmael.

    Presented by Dead Puppet Society, QPAC and Brisbane Festival in association with Screen Queensland.

  • Ishmael: First Read in the Old Museum

    A look at the first day of rehearsals for Dead Puppet Society’s much anticipated world premiere production Ishmael at QPAC, which was part of Brisbane Festival 2021.

    A reimagining of the timeless novel, Moby Dick, Ishmael is set on a futuristic version of earth that has suffered a catastrophic ...

  • Ishmael: Composing the Soundtrack

    Wollongong based songwriter and musician Bec Sandridge composed the soundtrack for the theatre production Ishmael with the assistance of producer Dave Jenkins Jnr. Her first foray into composing music for a theatre show, Sandridge is known for a unique and commanding stage presence that has seen ...