Join No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability (NSA) for this rare opportunity to observe the development of a new script with two of the most vibrant theatre artists working in Australia today -- playwright Patricia Cornelius and director Maude Davey.
You are invited to witness either or both of these open rehearsals of dangerous scenes from a project we’re calling “Spring”. Each day will be different. The playwright is crafting an exploration of pleasure.
Cornelius and Davey have been collaborating with four performers since July 2015, studying, reading, performing and improvising scenes from (and inspired by) Frank Wedekind’s scandalous script called “Spring Awakening”.
Written in 1896, Spring Awakening is still produced around the world. A Broadway production with a Deaf and hearing cast was a sell-out in 2015. Its theme of cultural hypocrisy and the tragedies that ensue when basic information about sex and sexuality is kept from growing minds and bodies seemed a ripe field for a theatre of disability to plow.
Come see what’s been growing in that field and watch two expert theatre-makers harvest the crop.
These rehearsals will be of particular interest to students of theatre and to theatre practitioners. They will be of interest as well to students of women’s sexuality and sexuality and disability.
This is an arts exploration, not a scientific nor an academic one. Confidentiality is requested and expected. Pleasure is sought and welcome.
NSA produces professional theatre by people with a disability, combating stereotypes while demonstrating that (often) the only real difference between artists with and without disability is opportunity.
We create original theatre through the unique perspectives of our performers. We produce locally, tour nationally and discover new talent in weekly workshops tailored to the individual needs of participants. All live with at least one disability and one quarter are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage. Everyone is welcome.
Over our 21-year history, we’ve employed dozens of professional artists as tutors, directors, playwrights, designers and technicians, while creating an ever-growing core of performers and board members who live with disability.
The Hon Kelly Vincent is NSA’s Patron. In a recent speech she confessed, "I'm a big believer in the arts because it gives a voice to so many who are denied their voice. We as a society often focus on the presumed incapacity of people with disabilities rather than asking us what our capacities are, and respecting those capacities as a platform to develop. No Strings Attached gives a voice to those experiences that we might not otherwise hear."
Come to the Bakehouse and hear some new voices.