Salvador Dinosaur consists of Clare Bartholomew and Daniel Tobias. They began working together ten years ago with a desire to create, produce and tour theatre that is transforming, life affirming and entreating.
Bringing their favourite elements of storytelling and entertainment into a unique performance style, Salvador Dinosaur (SD) creates shows that are incredibly entertaining and that resonate for audiences from any generation or sub-culture, with irreverent humour and social commentary.
SD have created four shows as Otto & Astrid from the Berlin band Die Roten Punkte (DRP). Nominated for 10 Greenroom Awards winning best Cabaret Production twice, DRP have also won Best Comedy Awards in Victoria, Canada, Most Outstanding Production in Ottawa, Canada, nominated for a Total Theatre Award, Edinburgh and a Time Out/Soho Theatre Cabaret Award. DRP have toured Australia and had over 18 international tours to 10 countries.
In 2015, SD premiered the award winning theatre show ‘The Orchid and the Crow’ at the Malthouse Theatre, which went on to tour five cities in Canada, a season with Assembly Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe, a return Melbourne season at Theatre Works and in early 2017 will be touring to Hothouse Theatre, Wodonga.
In 2015, Salvador Dinosaur partnered with Arena Theatre Company creating a new children’s musical; ‘Sunny Ray and the Magnificent Moon’, Directed by Christian Leavesley which premiered at The Sydney Festival in January 2016 . The musical has since played at The Famous Spiegeltent for the Melbourne Comedy Festival and at The Awesome Festival in Perth.
In late 2016, Salvador Dinosaur began an exciting collaboration with Circus Oz to create a new Rock n Roll Circus show featuring Otto and Astrid, telling the story of their lives. The Strange and Spektakülar Lives of Astrid and Otto will be further developed in January and May of 2017 with direction by Rob Tannion, Dramaturgy and Music Supervisor, Casey Bennetto.