L’Arche is an international federation of faith communities where people with and without an intellectual disability share life together. L’Arche, a French word for the Ark, seeks to create communities where people live a simple life of work, care, prayer and celebration.
In April 2016 Rebus Theatre’s creative management team ran a number of workshops for the Canberra L’Arche community in preparation for their performance of the Musicians of Bremen on their Community Celebration Day. Cara Matthews and Robin Davidson ran a number of drama exercises with the group and developed a physical theatre piece to be performed in tandem with the narration of the story while Ben Drysdale improvised a musical backdrop to the performance.
Cara is currently working with the L'Arche community to prepare for their performance in Rebus Theatre's variety show for International Day for People with a Disability "All In" December 2nd and 3rd 2016.