While virtually all performing arts bodies – not to mention their workers – faced a rare degree of upheaval in the past month, Windmill’s noted success with both Australian and international audiences has left the company unpicking a busy calendar that represented the culmination of years of work.
But, facing the prospect of a nation of children and parents stuck at home with an awful lot of time on their hands, Myers and the team have wasted no time in preparing an alternate ‘Windmill At Home’ digital program.
While that partly entails digging into Windmill’s vault to make use of the trove of digital material created to support its 2015 feature film Girl Asleep and 2018’s asylum seeker-centric play Amphibian, the Windmill team are also busy making new content.
“The great thing is, we do have all these creatives on staff that we were touring with – this fantastic group with a massive amount of talent,” she explains. “So we’ve been thinking about how we can utilise those people; everyone has this strong impulse to be creative and do their work, so it’s about finding ways to channel their energies.”