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REBUS THEATRE AT THE MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL 2015

INTERACTIVE PLAYS BY AWARD-WINNING THEATRE GROUP

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General Public Performances:

Dates and Times:

“Unintended” September 29th 7pm 

“A Day in the Life” September 30th 7pm 

 

Venue:

South Melbourne Town Hall Community Hub Theatrette,

208-220 Bank Street, South Melbourne.

 

Tickets:

Full: $20/Concession: $10 at the door or visit from

the Melbourne Fringe Website

 

Industry Showcase Performances:

Dates and Times:

“Unintended” September 29th 3pm 

“A Day in the Life” September 30th 3pm

 

Venue:

South Melbourne Town Hall Community Hub Theatrette,

208-220 Bank Street, South Melbourne.

 

Tickets:

Invite only for HR Reps/Managers or Disability and Arts

Industry Professionals - to express interest contact Rebus 

 

Media Inquiries:

Artistic Director: Robin Davidson

contact via e-mail

 

Producer: Cara Matthews

contact via e-mail

Rebus Theatre, an award-winning company of actors from Canberra with and without disabilities will perform their Forum Theatre plays in Melbourne for the first time at the 2015 Fringe Festival on September 29 and 30 at the South Melbourne Town Hall Community Hub Theatrette.

 

Rebus, Australia’s distinctly different acting ensemble will be performing two plays in the Forum Theatre style, a form of interactive theatre from Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed which raises awareness of social issues and portrays challenges. The Rebus performances at the Fringe Festival will particularly concern challenges faced by people with a disability.

 

“A Day in the Life” and “Unintended” will portray scenes set in offices, a public service workplace and in public places with characters challenged by visual impairment, mental health issues and Down Syndrome.

 

The company’s artistic director, Robin Davidson, said audiences should be prepared to be entertained, stimulated, provoked and invited to step into the action, to intervene and try to influence the outcomes of the plays.

 

“Our actors will make you want to change what happens,” Mr Davidson said.

 

One Rebus Theatre audience member commented they were “definitely entertained, but the real value was being able to challenge and cause the audience to question their own behaviour and the behaviour of others.”

 

In 2014, Rebus was the winner of the Australian Capital Territory Chief Minister's "Excellence in Inclusion Award".