• Ben Drysdale

Open Doors Open Minds (and more) at Meeting Place 2019

Updated: Dec 18, 2019


Rebus is remounting our award-winning forum theatre show ‘Open Doors Open Minds’ at Meeting Place 2019. The performance will be held at Belconnen Arts Centre on Tuesday 3 December from 11:30am-1pm with lunch provided afterwards. Tickets are limited so please register here.

Open Doors, Open Minds is an interactive theatre performance created by Rebus Theatre, about the barriers that people with disability face in accessing community activities. Developed by a cast of people with disability in partnership with Rebus Theatre Artistic Director Robin Davidson, it is a piece of Forum Theatre.

Forum Theatre is a form where actors present a short prepared play where poor decisions are made and the ending is catastrophic. It is presented twice – the first time beginning to end in the normal fashion. The second time through, anyone in the audience can call ‘Stop!’, come onto the stage and replace one of the actors, to see if the outcome can be changed. It can be funny, frustrating, enlightening and empowering as an audience collectively discovers how to challenge discriminatory practices and cultures.

Also at meeting place, our Creative Producer, Cara Matthews will be speaking on a panel and conducting a workshop based on our work for the ‘Crip the stage’ presentation. You can register here.

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