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Back To Back Theatre

Contact

Name: Melissa Stark

Position: Development Manager

Email: melissa@backtobacktheatre.com

Website: http://www.backtobacktheatre.com

Address

60 Little Malop St

Geelong VIC 3220

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Our Mission / Objective

Organisational Purpose 


Back to Back Theatre creates new forms of contemporary performance created by artists with disabilities, giving voice to social and political issues which speak to all people.


 


Artistic Vision 


Back to Back Theatre proposes work for the near future. Our artistic vision extends our momentum, maturity and ambition to make theatre of global significance that cannot yet be imagined. We seek to create an international artistic legacy by provoking genuine cultural and social change, redefining possibility in theatrical practice, and thus, in society.

Our Services

Back to Back Theatre creates new works of theatre, films and tv projects, tour works in repertoire internationally, coordinate and run weekly programs engaging people with intellectual disability and through leadership and artistic practice, effect positive social change. 


 


 


 


For more information go to http://backtobacktheatre.com/projects/


 


 


 


 

Our Beneficiaries

Driven by a core ensemble of artists with intellectual disabilities, Back to Back is uniquely placed to comment on the social, cultural, ethical and value-based structures that define the institution known as ‘the majority’.


 


 


 


As one of the few professional arts organisations to have a core ensemble of employed artists with disabilities, we are sensitive to the lack of genuine employment opportunity that exists for such artists. 

Projects in Progress







The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes (Working Title)




New major work in development





 








Four activists with intellectual disabilities hold a public meeting. A frank and open conversation of a history we would prefer not to know begins.




SHADOW weaves a narrative through the ethics of mass food production, disability, civic and human rights, the social impact of automation, and the projected dominance of artificial intelligence in the world.




At the genesis of the work is an allegory, drawn from the devastating true story of the exploitation (across 30 years) and liberation of 32 men with intellectual disabilities from slave-like conditions in a food processing plant.




A hall, a foyer, a community setting. A bare space with chairs. The beauty of the piece is in its austerity and flexibility. Through this work we are interested in bringing contemporary performance to big and small spaces, to remote regional communities and to high profile socio-political contexts worldwide.







Creative Development Artists Bruce Gladwin, Mark Deans, Sarah Mainwaring, Scott Price, Simon Laherty & Sonia Teuben




Initial concepts developed with support from The Keir Foundation, Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, City of Greater Geelong & Creative Partnerships Australia




Community 




In addition to its professional practice, Back to Back Theatre, collaborates intensively with communities in the Geelong region, in south western Victoria, across Australia and internationally. These programs include THEATRE OF SPEED (weekly experimental theatre lab), workshops, extended residencies, lectures, mentorships, and active responses to researchers in the field. 




Oddlands  A film by Back to Back Theatre & Matchbox Pictures










It’s not who you are, it’s who you become.




Des and Tam are members of a clean-up crew in a strange toxic wasteland. It’s a lousy job, but it’s the best they can get, and it may just get them what they want. When they stumble upon what may be the wasteland’s last human survivor, these determined but lowly Level 7s will have to decide between saving humanity or saving themselves.




ODDLANDS is a story about two unlikely heroes who manage to find a little hope in the strangest of places. The question is, what will they do when they find it?




Works in repertoire 




For a full list of projects and works in repertoire please click here







Our People

Registration Information

ABN

95 834 484 241

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

Organisational Purpose 


Back to Back Theatre creates new forms of contemporary performance created by artists with disabilities, giving voice to social and political issues which speak to all people.


 


Artistic Vision 


Back to Back Theatre proposes work for the near future. Our artistic vision extends our momentum, maturity and ambition to make theatre of global significance that cannot yet be imagined. We seek to create an international artistic legacy by provoking genuine cultural and social change, redefining possibility in theatrical practice, and thus, in society.

Our Services

Back to Back Theatre creates new works of theatre, films and tv projects, tour works in repertoire internationally, coordinate and run weekly programs engaging people with intellectual disability and through leadership and artistic practice, effect positive social change. 


 


 


 


For more information go to http://backtobacktheatre.com/projects/


 


 


 


 

Our Beneficiaries

Driven by a core ensemble of artists with intellectual disabilities, Back to Back is uniquely placed to comment on the social, cultural, ethical and value-based structures that define the institution known as ‘the majority’.


 


 


 


As one of the few professional arts organisations to have a core ensemble of employed artists with disabilities, we are sensitive to the lack of genuine employment opportunity that exists for such artists. 

Projects in Progress







The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes (Working Title)




New major work in development





 








Four activists with intellectual disabilities hold a public meeting. A frank and open conversation of a history we would prefer not to know begins.




SHADOW weaves a narrative through the ethics of mass food production, disability, civic and human rights, the social impact of automation, and the projected dominance of artificial intelligence in the world.




At the genesis of the work is an allegory, drawn from the devastating true story of the exploitation (across 30 years) and liberation of 32 men with intellectual disabilities from slave-like conditions in a food processing plant.




A hall, a foyer, a community setting. A bare space with chairs. The beauty of the piece is in its austerity and flexibility. Through this work we are interested in bringing contemporary performance to big and small spaces, to remote regional communities and to high profile socio-political contexts worldwide.







Creative Development Artists Bruce Gladwin, Mark Deans, Sarah Mainwaring, Scott Price, Simon Laherty & Sonia Teuben




Initial concepts developed with support from The Keir Foundation, Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, City of Greater Geelong & Creative Partnerships Australia




Community 




In addition to its professional practice, Back to Back Theatre, collaborates intensively with communities in the Geelong region, in south western Victoria, across Australia and internationally. These programs include THEATRE OF SPEED (weekly experimental theatre lab), workshops, extended residencies, lectures, mentorships, and active responses to researchers in the field. 




Oddlands  A film by Back to Back Theatre & Matchbox Pictures










It’s not who you are, it’s who you become.




Des and Tam are members of a clean-up crew in a strange toxic wasteland. It’s a lousy job, but it’s the best they can get, and it may just get them what they want. When they stumble upon what may be the wasteland’s last human survivor, these determined but lowly Level 7s will have to decide between saving humanity or saving themselves.




ODDLANDS is a story about two unlikely heroes who manage to find a little hope in the strangest of places. The question is, what will they do when they find it?




Works in repertoire 




For a full list of projects and works in repertoire please click here







Our People

Registration Information

ABN

95 834 484 241

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Our Annual Reports

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