The adaptation of stories into different genres often involves collaboration. How collaborative adaptations shape storytelling is at the heart of this practice-led study. My research will interrogate this process of collaboration to create an adaptation of my published children’s story, Left Shoe and the Foundling, (Pan Macmillan, 2005), into a libretto for a children’s musical play. The field of original and adapted operas created for children in Australia and overseas, is small, under-funded and seldom researched. My research and creative outcome will explore the question, “how does the collaboration and consideration of specific additional aesthetics change and shape the essential aspects of my original narrative?” In collaboration with Tim Florence, a Berlin-based Australian composer, I will create the libretto that has the potential to be performed. The creative outcome will also feature a model of practice and a rehearsed, live reading of the libretto, accompanied by Tim’s compositions.
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