I Think I CanTerrapin Puppet Theatre
“Who would you like to be today?”
Tasmania’s Terrapin Puppet Theatre’s beguiling interactive artwork I Think I Can invites the audience to inhabit a delightful miniature town and become active members of the tiny community.
After completing a playful ‘Career Test’ to personality-match you with a puppet, a tiny alter-ego is yours to be steered through daily life. You will make decisions for, and undertake tasks with, your character as the puppetry is displayed on screens surrounding the installation. As more audience members join in, the community grows. The townsfolk’s antics and adventures are shared with the world via an online newspaper.
City of Hobart presents I Think I Can in Elizabeth Mall in the heart of town, where it will capture commuters and the community alike. In Burnie, the work will be displayed within the community hub of the Burnie Arts & Function Centre.
This charming and optimistic artwork light heartedly examines what it means to be a part of an engaged community.
Created by Sam Routledge and Martyn Coutts
Hobart performances presented by Ten Days in partnership with City of Hobart
Burnie performances presented in association with Burnie Arts & Function Centre
I Think I Can is presented in association with Junction Arts Festival and Queenstown Heritage and Arts Festival
Terrapin Puppet Theatre and the presentation of I Think I Can are assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts
Originally produced by Intimate Spectacle and created in association with The Australian Model Railway Association, Glen Iris, Victoria
Image by Harley Stumm