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The Sky Is Well Designed

The Sky Is Well Designed 3- Ben Pfeiffer

Nominee: Best Performance, 2017 Melbourne Fringe Festival

Nominee: Best Sound/Composition, 2018 Green Room Awards

“Just like Sputnik, global warming has stigmatised the sky: what used to be a moving star became a delivery system; what used to be the weather is now a vengeful climate.”

- From ‘Earth Sound Earth Signal’ by Douglas Kahn.


Two scientists venture out into the desert to play music to the earth's dying atmosphere. A work of quiet conversations and stunning sound, The Sky Is Well Designed is the second production from Fabricated Rooms (recipients of four Green Room Award nominations, 2015). 

The Sky Is Well Designed examines the ways in which our relationship to transience and nature is shifting amidst the dual forces of digital existence and climate change. A collaboration between writer-director Patrick McCarthy and composer Robert Jordan, this project utilises hyper-realist performance and a live electronic score.

Writer and Director Patrick McCarthy

Sound Design and Composition Robert Jordan

Set and Costume Design Zoe Rouse

Lighting Design Kris Chainey

Performed by Ben Pfeiffer and Emily Tomlins

Dramaturgy (text) Raimondo Cortese

Stage Management Jeffrey Miceli 

Season Details

Sept 15th - 28th, 2017

Northcote Town Hall- Studio 1

189 High St, Northcote

7.00pm (60 min duration)

Performance days vary, please see booking website.

This project has been developed with the support of Chamber Made Opera through their Little Operations program; and by Creative Victoria and the VCA through a Professional Pathways Scholarship. 

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