Dreams are more common than supermarkets but they do less business.


James Berlyn


Dreamstore is a shop of dreams. But inside this store you don’t buy… you dream, you design, and you create your very own ‘Dreamproduct’.

Can you think of dream that can’t be bought anywhere in the world? At Dreamstore you get to choose, design and label a bottle to hold your dream, and plan the steps to making it happen. Gradually the Dreamstore shelves fill with dreams… a jar of I want a pony or a bottle of someday I’ll play in a grand final.

At the checkout, the Manager will take a photo of you with your ‘Dreamproduct’ to take home. We proudly store your product on our shelves for everyone to see and perhaps even become one of the specials of the day!


Duration: 45 minutes


 | WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA
2014 | Fun4Kids Festival, Warrnambool, VIC
2013 | Awesome Festival, Perth Cultural Centre, WA


James Berlyn
James Berlyn is an award‐winning performing artist and lecturer of more than 25 years’ experience. Trained in dance at VCA, he has worked in dance, dance‐theatre, theatre and community art nationally and internationally as a creator, performer, director and curator. James’ hybrid one‐on‐one theatre work Tawdry Heartburn’s Manic Cures (2009) has had more than 1000 performances  across the country including Perth, Brisbane and Sydney Festivals; Ten Days On The Island; WOMADelaide; Enlighten ACT; Festival of Live Art and the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. James is the instigator and co‐founder of Proximity Festival, Australia’s first one‐on‐one performance platform. He was a founding co‐director of Tracksuit, WA’s adult disability performance company supported by DADAA WA. He is WA’s only accredited trainer for Ausdance’s Skill Set: facilitator and assessor and a core artist with Performing Lines WA. James recently returned from Europe where he was an assessor for the 2014 Total Theatre Awards at the Edinburgh Fringe. He also created a new solo work in Basel, Switzerland with director Jim Hughes to be premiered in 2016. Other recent career highlights include his solo theatre work Crash Course (PICA, APACA Conference) and Awesome Festival commissions Dreamstore, Splat! and Twyping. James directed Perth festival shows Tenebrae et Lux (2013) and assisted on You Once Said Yes (2014). He performed in Sue Healey’s Variant (2012), Hydrapoesis’ Prompter, and as Lord High Executioner in ICW Productions The Mikado (2014). James created the role of Agamemnon in Matt Lutton’s Elektra (2012).



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In the studio with James Berlyn

Posted: January 11th, 2016