A theatre ensemble of people with disability and lived experience of mental ill health devising an original performance
This program is not currently running. If you’d like to express interest in taking part in our next Flair program contact us here.
Gorman Arts Centre
‘Flair’ is a theatre program where the disability leaders of tomorrow will discuss, devise, write and perform their own original theatre. They’ll learn and grow in confidence and belief in themselves along the way and put on a startling show for you at the end.
Rebus performed our second ‘Flair’ show entitled ‘Utopiate’, an intergalactic odyssey in search of a world without pain showing at Belco Arts in November 2022. The was been loved by audiences and reviewers alike having received 4 reviews so far. Here’s what the critics have to say:
- “One wonders if Rebus actually holds the seeds of where theatre is leading in its relationship with society and culture.” Joe Woodward – Canberra CityNews – Read the full review here.
- “If the aim of theatre is to make a difference and bring about change, then Rebus Theatre is its standard bearer.” – Peter Wilkins – Canberra Critic’s Circle – Read the full review here.
- “Despite the adversities that all the members of Rebus Theatre face daily, they have successfully created a play showing growth and love, tied together with a sense of humour. Delightful theatre, in other words.” Frank McKone – Canberra Critic’s Circle – Read the full review here.
- “The direction is inventive, the costumes are colourful, the lighting effects are excellent and the witty script is peppered with enough tongue-in-cheek lines to keep the audience chuckling through-out. Together with the underlying theme of “careful what you wish for” which bring the proceedings to an optimistic and satisfying conclusion, “Utopiate” offers a revealing insight into the valuable work being undertaken by Rebus Theatre.” Bill Stephens – Canberra Critic’s Circle – Read the full review here.
Our first show ‘The Beauty Thief‘ was held in 2021 and landed us a Canberra Critics Circle Awards for theatre.
‘Flair’ is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. Go to www.dss.gov.au for more information