• Ben Drysdale

Rebits'n'Pieces - December News

Updated: Dec 18, 2019

Craig Wallace and Simone Penkethman

Family Farewells

Rebus would like to extend our immense gratitude to two members of the family that we farewelled at our AGM last week. President Simone Penkethman and Vice President Craig Wallace left the Board after three years of invaluable guidance, sage mentorship, and warm friendship. We wish them well in their future endeavours and can’t thank them enough for all they have done for us. We could not have achieved all that we have without them!

Evelyne Meier and Daniel Savage

New President and Vice President

As the winds change, we welcome Evelyne Meier and Daniel Savage to their new positions of President and Vice President of the Board respectively. We look forward to working closely with them to develop the company’s financial sustainability through their networks and experience.

Cast of 'A Tender Thing'

A Tender Thing

A Tender Thing was a huge success with near full houses and a rave review from the Canberra Critics’ Circle. In this exploration of love and disability, the mixed ability cast brought their stories to life moving between humour, reflection and provocation. A Tender Thing was funded by ArtsACT. Check out the review here!

Chief Minister's Inclusion Awards 2019

Rebus was honoured to be nominated for the Chief Minister’s Excellence in Championing Human Rights award. We had a great time at the awards ceremony on December 5th. We would like to congratulate all the nominees and winners for the amazing work they do in our community.

Meeting Place 2019

Meeting Place is the leading forum for arts, culture and disability in Australia, organised by Arts Access Australia. This year it was held in Canberra in December to coincide with the International Year of People with Disabilities. Rebus had a powerful presence. One of our newer actors, Michelle McDonald, presented as part of a panel on Leadership, Identity and Pride. Cara Matthews, our Creative Producer, led a part of the Crip the Stage: Performance and Disability workshop. We performed our Forum Theatre Open Doors Open Minds to a small but enthusiastic audience. This was the first time we have performed this play in 2019, with a largely new cast. Thanks to ArtsACT for a grant that made this performance possible.

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