PANORAMA’s innovative approach to theatre is based on a pop-up structure which rotates 360º on its own axis. Through a window, the audience experiences the world outside. Over progressive rotations that world starts to change, evolve, abstract. Not just through the actions and interventions of the actors outside, but also through the general public, who find themselves becoming an integral part the story. The observer is no longer simply a consumer of theatre, but co-creator of it.
Recipient of the inaugural “SSA/FARS script scholarship for street theatre”, PANORAMA was devised and developed by Tom Greder to create site specific, interactive, provocative and transformative theatrical experiences. PANORAMA is made possible through the generous support of the SSA (Swiss society of Authors), FARS (Federation of Swiss Street Arts), Ernst Göhner Foundation, Kanton Bern, Stadt Biel, and Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council.
Tom Greder (Tomoskar productions) is an itinerant artist focused on interactive contextual physical comedy. Born in Switzerland, raised in Australia and trained at The Circus Space and Ecole Philippe Gaulier, since 1988 he has independently produced solo circus, theatre, cabaret and street theatre performances as well as collaborated with and directed national and international circus, theatre, dance and film companies.
His work has won numerous international performance awards including the “2015 SSA/FARS script scholarship for street theatre”, peoples choice prize at the Gent Festival, Belgium; 1st & peoples choice at the Vevey Festival, Switzerland; 1st prize at the Brisbane Biennial Street theatre Festival, Australia, and “The Childrens Jury Golden Star” prize in Maribor, Slovenia.
As a director and teacher in both the theatrical and corporate sectors, he has established himself internationally for his innovative approach to creativity & physical comedy and conducts his “Finding Comedy” sessions regularly throughout the world. More information:
“Biography Tom Greder”