‘The Sky Wizard’ and ‘An Imaginary Life’ – the films

Posted by on Feb 19, 1986 in Film-2-Stage


The projected short films by film maker Philippe Charluet were created as the additional layer of emotions and fantaisies to the Kim Carpenter‘s plays’ below.

The Sky Wizard - World Expo88


The Sky Wizard is a children’s play created for World Expo 88 at the invitation of Anthony Steele, the Artistic Director.

Staged in 1988 at the QPAC Concert Hall in Brisbane.




An Imaginary Life (poster drawing by Kim Carpenter)

An Imaginary Life is a stage adaptation of David Malouf‘s novel about the friendship between the exiled poet Ovid and a feral child. Ovid is continually searching for the Child and what he represents to him. He goes so far as to capture him in an attempt to learn from him, and to teach him language and conventions.

First staged on 19 February 1986 at Belvoir Theatre in Sydney.


An Imaginary Life – Production Details

An Imaginary Life (film projection)

Play Director/designer
Kim Carpenter

Norman Kaye as Ovid
Alexander Hay
Christine Mahoney
Mary Haire
Ira Seidenstein
Lorenzo Adolio

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