On Monday the 16th of July, Australian playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer’s new work ‘Con Artists’ goes into rehearsals for it’s premiere production by the Terrapin Puppet Theatre in Hobart. The work, directed by Robert Jarman and co-designed by Greg Methe and Roz Wren, features a newly commissioned score written by Matthew Dewey. ‘Con Artists’ opens at the Peacock Theatre on Monday the 17th of September and then embarks on an intensive thirteen week tour of Tasmanian schools.
* Con Artists is cross-curricular, bringing together History, The Arts, Storytelling and Text in a lively, engaging an informative way.
* Con Artists will bring the stories of Tasmania’s young convicts to life for children as they gain historical perspective and an understanding of the past.
* Con Artists provides a springboard for a multitude of classroom activities and learning possibilities.
* Con Artists is educational & entertaining, and promotes a variety of important personal qualities such as respect, imaginative thinking and appreciating another’s point of view.