At (it’s no) drama, we are all about best practice inclusion. We believe that people identifying with having a perceived disability should be recognised as professional artists and be paid for their work and expertise. Our goal is to develop the skills of our ensemble members, associated artists and to partner with local philanthropic organisations, theatre companies and our wider community to ensure sustainability of our ensemble.
We are also aware that we are part of an ecology proudly grounded in its community and regional context. We endeavour to contribute to making this ecology, our community, thrive. We are reaching out to people, into schools, to potential supporters, to fellow theatre companies – and to the artists around us. Putting on shows, yes. But also delivering workshops to the community, collaborating with guest artists and modelling best practice inclusion in the arts and creative industries. As such, our community engagement approach builds “inclusion confidence”, not just in the arts and creative industries sector, but across the community.
If you would like us to run a workshop for you, contact us!
Inclusive workshop at the South Gippsland Specialist School in Leongatha on Tuesday 13th August 2019 with Emily Ardley, Samara Cunningham and Alisha Gilliland