• Ben Drysdale


IGNITE - Theatre classes for People with a Disability and Mental Illness

Rebus Theatre was approached by Belconnen Arts Centre to lead the drama component of their IGNITE program in 2015 and 2016.

IGNITE: Alternative Arts Academy is a series of programs that encourage participation for people with mixed abilities. The Academy provides opportunities for all levels of experience, from entry level to those wishing to transcend into the mainstream arts sector. It’s a program for the hobbyist who likes to participate because it’s fun through to the arts professional practitioner.

In 2015 Rebus Theatre led an on-going drama program, with a dance component led by Janine Ayres. This led to short performances for the Mindscapes Festival and for the opening of the Hidden Faces exhibition at Belconnen Arts Centre.

In 2016 Rebus led a short drama course as part of the IGNITE Makers series of professionally led arts workshops. The course focused on improvisation skills, and creating original stories, using playful approaches to unlocking spontaneity. There were eleven participants with a wide range of experience and abilities.

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