Dogs in the Schoolyard

Dogs in the Schoolyard is in creative development this year supported by Arts Queensland and QPAC’s Out of the Box Festival.
Explores themes of inclusion and exclusion, power, authority, friendship and play. Experimenting with language and proto-language in these complex negotiations.

Dogs in the Schoolyard

– Currently in development –

Dogs in the Schoolyard stretches imaginations and bodies to explore a different way of seeing the world. A circus/physical theatre work, The Dogs in the Schoolyard is a collaboration between young artists and acclaimed playwright Elaine Acworth.

The Dogs in the Schoolyard explores themes of inclusion and exclusion, power, authority, friendship, play, and resilience through the lens of young dogs’ experiences with other pups and authority figures. It explores the role of language in these complex negotiations using verbal, and non-verbal languages as well as concepts of proto-languages.

Production history
Judith Wright Centre Showing, 14, 15, and 16 June 2019
For bookings and more information contact Robert at

Production team
Director: Elaine Acworth
Dramaturge: Robert Kronk
Creators/performers: Flipside Circus Performance Troupe
Sound designer: Guy Webster
Set & Costume Designer: Josh McIntosh

Performance specifics
Running time 55 minutes.
Large cast and small cast versions available for touring.