dogs in the schoolyard

Dogs in the Schoolyard combines circus, storytelling, and original music to create an enchanting modern fable for families and children.


Co-Stage Manager and Associate Artist


Writer/Story/Creator: Elaine Acworth

Director/Writer/Creator: Robert Kronk

Director/Creator: Amy Stuart

Performers/creators: Flipside Circus Performance Troupe

Sound Designer/Composer: Guy Webster

Creators/trainers: Aliya Abeshiva, Amy Stuart and Chris Fleming, Alex Weckes Huck, Ellie Cox, Davy Sampford and Harley McLeish

Production Manager: Gabriela Gallardo

Set and Costume Designer: Josh McIntosh

Lighting Designer: Jason Glenwright

Stage Manager: Yanni Dubler

Co-stage Manager/Associate Artist: Kelsey Booth

Images: Geoff Lawrence at Creative Futures Photography


Presented at QPAC's Cremorne Theatre, May 2021



Wheelchair accessible, Auslan interpreted and relaxed performance


Presented by the Brisbane Powerhouse through The Bridge program


“Dogs in the Schoolyard is such a superb masterpiece of creativity and physicality that it appeals to all ages.”

- Mandy Plumb for Brisbane Stage

“Dogs in the Schoolyard is youth circus at its finest… a moving ‘tail’ about friendship, trust and teamwork—told through exciting and skilful circus.”

- Catherine Lawrence for Creative Futures

“From the very youngest to the oldest member of the troupe, the performances are faultless and professional, working together as a true ensemble. Some of the human stunts were astounding…”

- Beth Keehn for Stage Whispers

“The kids sat still the entire time in awe. Both walked out giving it a 10 out of 10 and couldn’t wait to try some of the tricks they saw.”

- Audience member