• Ben Drysdale

Rebits'n'Pieces - July News

A Tender Thing

This week we began rehearsals for 'A Tender Thing'. The project aims to develop the skills of Canberra theatre artists with a disability (including mental illness), or other forms of disadvantage, as a bridge between recreational or community drama programs and an emerging arts practise. Participants will create an original performance loosely based on Romeo and Juliet: the most famous celebration of romantic love in English-speaking theatre. The script will include text from the original play and writing from the group.

The project is being led by Heidi Silberman, lead tutor in our 'Inclusive Drama with Rebus' classes at The Hub In Phillip, and features participants from the classes, who want to take the next step in their acting careers.

Bridges or Barricades

This week also marked the beginning of our second Bridges or Barricades program in Partnership with Multicultural Youth Services. The program will be delivered Telopea Park School using theatre to address young peoples’ experiences of conflict.

Led by Rebus associate artist Ali Clinch, older students will seek stories from their younger counterparts about their experiences of conflict, and will then go off and create interactive theatre pieces using the model of Forum Theatre. They will then perform the pieces to the younger students, who are given the opportunity to intervene in the problematic scenarios presented, in order to work together to find ways to resolve conflict they experience in their lives.

Mill House Ventures Social Enterprise Accelerator

Cara and Ben were recently asked to speak on a panel of fellow social entrepreneurs in front of the new cohort of participants in the Mill House Social Enterprise Accelerator program. Having completed the program in 2017, it was great to be able to share their learning journey and talk about Rebus’ range of activities, and how they relate to our mission, vision, and social impact goals.

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