• Ben Drysdale


On June 8 Rebus completed another round of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Arts for Resilience, Recovery, Teamwork and Skills (ARRTS) program. This four week program is run twice a year for Defence personnel who have experienced physical and/or psychological injury during their service.

After four weeks of actor training, text analysis, mask work, physical theatre, and singing, our Acting and Performance group delivered a powerful and moving show in the end of program concert. This was Rebus’ fifth ARRTS program, and it gets more rewarding every time. We once again had an amazing ensemble of actors who soaked up so much material throughout the program. Participants worked together to devise an eclectic performance – including songs and scenes from J.R.R. Tolkien, Shakespeare, Commedia dell’arte masks and self-devised work that made audiences laugh, cry, and everything in between.

The pictures aren't out yet for this program so here are some images from previous programs The ARRTS program also offers music, visual arts, and creative writing streams, and culminates in a final showcase for invited friends, family, and Australian Defence Force personnel.

If you know anyone who might benefit from the ARRTS program, application forms and FAQs can be found here.

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