We Always Wanted To Be Professional Dancers is a new immersive performance work by live art collective Big One Little One – a joyful celebration of childhood dreams and second chances, like the most fun makeshift backyard concert you’ve ever been to (minus the bored parents).
We’ve been warming up and we’re ready to give these fantasies an all-out, all-in, red hot go, because we know it’s never too late to become a ballerina, learn to sing, or to show those girls who did that super awesome dance to Mya’s Case of the Ex when you were 15 that you’re just as cool as they are.
Created & Performed by Big One Little One: Sarah Coffee, Penelope (Nel) Kentish and Nola Wallace
Sarah Coffee is a theatre maker, writer and academic. She creates theatre with Paper Cut and Big One Little One. She has a PhD in creativity, and lectures in communication and drama at University of Newcastle.
Penelope (Nel) Kentish
Penelope (Nel) Kentish is a native Novocastrian who now lives in Bathurst NSW. She is a theatre maker and teaching artist. She makes work with Big One Little One, teaches communication and drama at Charles Sturt University, and makes community theatre projects with young people.
Nola Wallace has been performing on Newcastle's stages for more than 40 years. A retired teacher, Nola has performed and/or directed with almost every Newcastle theatre company, including NDAC, Newcastle Theatre Company, YPT, and been awarded with numerous CONDAS for directing and performing.