Rebits'n'Pieces - August News
Enrol now for term 4 Inclusive Drama ClassesRebus currently runs two inclusive NDIS approved Drama Classes a week for people of all abilities at The Hub in Phillip. This course is designed to build confidence, make new friends, and learn acting and performance skills in our person-centred drama program. As well as teaching physical, vocal, writing and musical skills, we will do our best to identify the specific goals and strengths of each student so they can reach their fullest potential in our end of term performance. We will play drama games that develop physical and mental awareness, as well as exercise our imaginations while developing different characters as we devise our own play as a group. Express your interest here if you or someone you care for would be interested in joining our classes!
Rebus has been invited to be part of the program at upcoming disability arts forum Meeting Place 2019 in December. Meeting Place is the leading event for arts and disability in Australia, and the only disability-led event of its kind. It brings together local, national and international arts and cultural leaders, arts workers and artists to present, perform, discuss and debate the latest in access and inclusion in the arts.
Rebus will take part in workshops and panels and have also applied for a small ArtsACT grant to perform our Open Doors Open Minds Forum Theatre show at the event. Open Doors Open Minds explores the barriers and frustrations faced by people with disabilities in accessing community programs and services. Set in Community Arts Centre that is running an inclusive program, Open Doors Open Minds explores the technological, systemic and attitudinal barriers to full and meaningful participation of people with disabilities in community activities.
Rebus has submitted an application for ArtsACT Program Funding to deliver Actorvate, a training program for theatre practitioners interested in developing their skills in Community Arts and Cultural Development (CACD) practice. If successful Rebus will be running a two-year training program for successful applicants, who will be paid a trainee wage as they develop their skills in a range of theatrical techniques that can be applied to CACD practice. As part of the program Rebus will also hold a number of weekend workshops open to the public on a fee for service basis.