Raspberry Ripple Performance Workshops 2018

15 January – 17 January


15 January – 17 January
10:00 am – 3:00 pm


Footscray Community Arts Centre
45 Moreland St, Footscray VIC 3011

Have you ever thought that you’d like to see performers with a disability in mainstream performing arts?

Are you an experienced disabled performer who’d like to get on that pathway? Or are you an able-bodied performer who wants to change to inclusive practice?

Raspberry Ripple is a disability-led theatre company, operating around the Social Model of disability, which says that the barriers put in place by a world designed for ‘normal people’ disables us far more than our bodies ever will.

The company is always developing new work and looking to train talented disabled and able-bodied performers. We want to put stories on stage that have never been told before.

The Raspberry Ripple Effect starts with you. We want you to begin conversations with your colleagues which provoke a genuine change in the thinking around disability in the performing arts. Then we want you to make work.

We will be conducting performance workshops in 2018 to find new talented disabled performers, and able-bodied performers who are interested in inclusive practice.

Monday, 15th January 2018 – Professional Practice 
Tailored for performers with a disability only. Limit of 5, who will participate in both this workshop and the following 2 days.

In this workshop we will cover:
– Stagecraft
– Critiquing
– Voice

Tuesday, 16th January 2018 – Inclusive Practice 
Introducing able-bodied performers into the mix. Limit of 10 participants, including 5 performers with a disability from the first workshop and an additional 5 able-bodied performers. This workshop will focus on Inclusive Practice.

We will improvise, play with Shakespeare, original and contemporary text, and discover new ways of working together.

Wednesday, 17th January 2018 – Camera Technique. Text. 
Tailored for disabled performers only. Focussing on Camera technique & text.

What would you do if you got a role on Neighbours? More and more, mainstream television is actively looking for disabled performers. Come along, add to your box of tricks, and be prepared!

Please complete the application form below by Friday, 22nd December 2017. Places are limited.