Have you ever lost something? How about someone? Did you find it? Along the way, did you find more than you were searching for?
Riverside Theatres’ Beyond the Square are creative workshops for people with disability that run weekly.
Participants have been exploring the concept of ‘Lost & Found’ and the feelings and emotions that go along with this process.
Lost & Found is a showcase of the ideas and skills they have developed during their drama and movement workshops. The performance will combine the participant’s stage and screen work to connect six unique and special stories in this spectacular production.
Ahead of this production, Beyond the Square tutors Suzy, Brett and Cymbeline chatted to us about the process.
This year we’ve examined the concept of ‘Lost & Found’ and the feelings and emotions that accompany with this process. Through group discussions and collaborative exercises we have explored ideas around ability, purpose, recognition, friendship, love, connection, story and magic. Today’s performance combines stage and screen to connect six unique and special stories in this spectacular production.
It’s been a tremendous joy putting Lost & Found together. The participants, carers and staff have worked hard to devise ideas, workshop and rehearse performance material, as well as to create a cohesive work across six different classes. It’s inspiring and satisfying to see what all the participants are willing and able to offer. From clowning to movement, improvisation to screen acting, we are able to explore how theatre and expression can transcend artistic challenges and create community.
We hope you find something in today’s performance that you didn’t know you were looking for!
Check out some photos from the workshops below:
Playing at Riverside Theatres on Wednesday 16 November at 11am, Lost & Found will be followed by a post-show party in Riverside’s Courtyard for a BBQ, dancing and karaoke! Tickets are free, but bookings are essential.
Please notify Box Office of access requirements when booking. Although there are a number of wheelchair accessible spots, it is essential that these are booked in advance. Click here for more information and bookings.