From the company that brought you realeyes, Gawk and Big Life, Rollercoaster Theatre proudly present The Noahs – a powerful new work for three nights only at St. Martins.
Searing with menace and grace, The Noahs follows the journey of those hurled outside the norm who grapple to find solid ground beneath their feet. Raw and rich, this insightful premiere clocks the brutal human tendency to objectify the other in order to keep ones’ own head above the ever-rising water.
Rollercoaster Theatre formed in 2006, when graduates of the Ignition Theatre training course, the only accredited theatre-making course for people with intellectual disabilities in Australia, discovered limited opportunities for people with disabilities.
This ensemble is a vibrant, bold new generation of performers with disabilities, who are passionate about theatre making. The company works to provide a training ground to develop further the artistic performance talents of graduates of Ignition Theatre and other similarly qualified people with disabilities.
It also provides continuing education and vocational training in theatre management, production and performance, and promotes the ensemble through performances. Through this public exposure it aims to raise the profile of performers with a disability, and raise public awareness about the abilities and potential of people with disabilities.
Directors: Sarah Sutherland and Jess Huon Performers: Jess Huon, Carolyn Bock, David Baker, Michael Buxton, Elisheva Jones-Resnik, Shea MacDonough, Ryan New, Erin Pocervina, Andrew Tresidder, Melissa Slaviero and Cameron Stanley Assistant Director: Carolyn Bock Dramaturgy: Nick Papas Set/Costume Design: Zoe Arnott Lighting Design: Richard Vabre Sound Design: Chris Wenn Video Design: Michael Carmody Production Manager: Rachel Edward Stage Manager: Katie Lockett
St Martins Youth Arts Centre, St Martins Lane, South Yarra
Season: 9 – 11 October 2013
Bookings: online only at www.stmartinsyouth.com.au
For more information, visit: www.rollercoastertheatre.net.au for details.
Image: courtesy of Rollercoaster Theatre