Doppelgangster worked closely with professional collaborators and a combined Sheffield Hallam and La Trobe student ensemble in order to make a unique and development driven show that explored themes associated with pandemic lockdowns as experienced in the geographically distant cities of Sheffield and Melbourne.
Students undertook research and writing tasks, and developed an an understanding of the ‘mechanics’ of the company’s unique making process.
Facilitated by a dynamic team of Doppelgangster artists, who acted variously as research guides, directors, playwrights, acting and vocal coaches, designers, and composers, the students took the role of live artists and collaborators.
The young artists involved were asked to perform, to act, to be themselves, and to portray others. Direction was given in the preparation and development process, including the shows online development, the creation of text, and technical production.
Doppelgangster often play themselves and others in their works. The company were invited to do the same.