Spoon Tree Productions is an Australian-based company established by physical theatre creator Wolfe Bowart and partner Kerryn Negus, a PR and marketing specialist with 15 years of experience in film and theatre. Spoon Tree is devoted to providing world-class physical theatre productions that know no cultural or age barriers.
The Shneedles made its Australian debut at Sydney’s Big Laugh Comedy Festival in 2003, which led to a break-out season at the 2004 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and on to a 58-show tour of Australia in 2005. The Shneedles, created and performed by Wolfe Bowart and actor Bill Robison, have also tossed their toast and escaped marauding suitcases in Japan, Iceland, Singapore, Spain, Austria and the US, and are currently completing a 6-month season in Germany.
In 2006, Spoon Tree Productions presented Wolfe Bowart’s solo work LaLaLuna, a wondrous meeting of theatre, film and circus. Starting with its Australian debut in Adelaide, LaLaLuna’s 2006 Australian tour spanned 5 states, 7 months, 3 festival seasons, 49 venues (including 17 APACA venues) and 113 performances.
LaLaLuna’s 2006 national tour earned raves from critics and audiences alike at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and at the acclaimed Out of the Box Festival, where more than 8,000 children and adults experienced LaLaLuna during its 6-day season at QPAC’s Playhouse.
In 2007, LaLaLuna appeared at the Royal Festival Hall as part of the prestigious London International Mime Festival, before returning to Australia for a 40-performance regional tour courtesy of a Playing Australia grant. Also during this year, Bowart brought to the stage his latest play Letter’s End during a week of workshop performances in Essen, Germany.
In 2008, LaLaLuna will tour Hong Kong and other international destinations, while Letter’s End will make its US debut.