Playbook Is a playful and dynamic outdoor space activation project.

Immersive spectacle?
Human light sculpture?
Responsive acrobatic performance art?

People are moving. Quickly and slowly. Safely and dangerously. With joy,
desperation and necessity. Proceeding. Progressing. Processing.
Playbook is a new promenade piece of acrobatic physical theatre by Gravity & Other Myths.

Playbook activates outdoor settings by combining Gravity & Other Myths
renowned acrobatic languages with long-form, journey-like passages of
powerful physicality. It is about moving through life and the people who are
moving with you.

A group of eight people move with purpose across a festival site with
complete unity, immersing the public in their journey as they go. They carry
powerful, portable lighting equipment that frames, highlights and amplifies
their connection to each other and the seemingly impossible physical
interactions that take place.

Emanating from their portable sound equipment is an electronic score, built
from a dynamic mixture of both delicate and driving fragments help to
punctuate and shift between the intimate and the spectacular.


Director: Darcy Grant
Lighting Designer: Chris Petredis
Composer: Ekrem Eli Phoenix
Created By: Jascha Boyce, Lachlan Binns, Martin Schreiber, Jo Curry, Shani Stephens, Josh
Strachan, Tom Adams-Walker, Simon McClure

Show Information

Flexible Performance times specific to each presentation.

Normally 3x 20 min sets. 

Site Specific, suitable for wide open parklands, city streets, town squares and anything in between. 


We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land upon which we make our work, the Kaurna people.

We honour their Elders, past, present and emerging, and acknowledge that the Indigenous people are the first artists of Australia.

It is our privilege to live and create on their country.

Supported By

australian major festivals initiative logosouth australian logossouth australian circus centre logocarnival cinema logoipay logoRise Fund