Adelaide’s renowned theatre-of-disability company, No Strings Attached, goes from strength to strength.
Last year the company was invited to the prestigious True Colours Festival in Singapore, an international celebration of artists living with disability. As well as participating in workshops, and teaching their own, unique brand of co-production, the company performed a new work: I Forgot To Remember To Forget. It was a sell-out.
Now, at last, this exciting collaboration sees its Adelaide premiere.
Devised and directed by Alirio Zavarce, this work was created in collaboration with company members Michaela Cantwell, Kathryn Hall, Cassie Litchfield, Kym Mackenzie and Duncan Luke.
Created by those who share their own lived experiences of
acquiring a disability through illness, injury or birth, I Forgot To
Remember To Forget explores resilience, how we deal with and accept
change, how sometimes we have to re-learn everything and how sometimes we
forget it all. It is a reminder of our responsibility as friends, family and a
society to remember the value and place of the individual in community, even
when they themselves might not remember any more.
For 25 years, No Strings Attached has challenged the “5th wall” – both the perceived and real barriers that those living with a disability face in accessing opportunities to engage with the performing arts.
No Strings empower performers to foster their abilities to create entertaining, powerful and emotive theatre works, winning local, national and international awards in the process, including the Adelaide Critics Circle Best in the Fringe and the Bank SA Best Theatre Production at the 2012 Adelaide Fringe Festival, for their iconic show Sons & Mothers, which went on to tour nationally and received a Ruby Award and a Helpmann Award Nomination.
I Forgot To Remember to Forget is presented in association with Adelaide Festival Centre, at the Space Theatre from July 3 to July 6, with a special audience Access performance on Thursday 4th July with both Audio Description and Auslan Interpretation.
For bookings, click here.
For further information about No Strings Attached, click here.