Green Day’s American Idiot



Video Designers  // Musical (2017)

Playhouse, QPAC

Green Day’s explosive, award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot makes its Australian premiere, exclusive to Brisbane from 23 February 2017. Winner of two Tony Awards® and the 2010 Grammy® Award winner for Best Musical Show Album, American Idiot is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9/11 world. The show features the music of Green Day with the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong and book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer. This thrilling new musical has had Green Day fans in rapture and introduced a generation of theatregoers to their powerful and moving musical style. So come and discover what all the noise is about! This high-octane show will feature an all-Australian cast (soon to be announced) and includes every song from Green Day‘s album American Idiot, as well as several songs from follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.

Production images by Dylan Evans Photography


Music //  Green Day
Lyrics //  Billie Joe Armstrong
Director //  Craig Ilott
Choreographer // Lucas Newland
Music Director // Glenn Moorhouse
Music Director // Nik Pringadi
Lighting Designer // Matt Marshall
Video Designer // optikal bloc
Set Designer // Josh McIntosh
Costume Designer // Melanie Knight

Video Design Illustrator // Sean Dowling
Watchout Programmer // Kyle Renphrey
BTS Videographer // Tanner Smith

Production Partners // Interactive Controls


“American Idiot is the most exciting new rock-opera to appear on a Brisbane stage in over a decade” STAGE WHISPERS

“All credit to Brisbane-based video design team, optikal bloc, for truly excellent work, making the visuals leap off the stage” ARTSHUB

“Craig Ilott’s affinity with the material results in razor-sharp direction, while choreographer Lucas Newland’s moves illuminate the text every step of the way. Lighting (Matthew Marshall), video (Optikal Bloc) and sound (John Taylor) share the accolades as do the rock musicians under Glen Moorhouse and Nik Pringadi’s direction.” STAGE WHISPERS

“Josh McIntosh’s clever, tech-infused set design; Matthew Marshall’s rich, imaginative lighting; the integrated, impressive video work of optikal bloc; and the live recreation of the albums’ songs under the guidance of co-music directors Nik Pringadi and Glenn Moorhouse, the latter of whom also plays guitar as part of the exemplary stage band — are unarguably magnificent, all executed, per the vision of veteran director Craig Ilott, with precision, style and a wonderful sense of imagination.” THE MUSIC

“Josh McIntosh’s set and the amazing lighting and video effects from Matthew Marshall and Brisbane’s brilliant optikal bloc helped to create the perfect backdrop for the story.” ABSOLUTE THEATRE


video campaign by optikal bloc

Video Design Featurette

Trailer A

Chris Cheney BTS

Phil Jamieson BTS

Cast photoshoot BTS

Character Intro – Johnny

Cast Teaser

Teaser A