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Real. Not Real

Real. Not Real

Friday 22 November 2019

Bass Coast and South Gippsland Shire Councils are excited to present the (it’s no) drama theatre ensemble’s performance of ‘Real. Not Real’, to celebrate International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) and Social Inclusion Week (SIW) Australia 2019.

The free event is being held at the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre on Tuesday, 10 December 2019 from 12.30pm, followed by refreshments at 1.00pm.

(it’s no) drama is a physical theatre ensemble for people with and without disabilities, living in the South Coast area of Gippsland, exploring ideas and stories that express diverse ways of seeing and being in the world.

‘Real. Not Real’ is the second production from the ensemble and is a glimpse into the true and fictional experiences that shape our thoughts, dreams and imaginations. It has been created with input from all members of the ensemble, led by founder Emily Ardley and Artistic Director, Samara Cunningham.

Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Brett Tessari, said the show has something for everyone.

“From song and dance, to comedic and dramatic acting, animation and puppetry, ‘Real. Not Real’ has it all,” Cr Tessari said.

“Bring your family, friends and work colleagues along to enjoy this fantastic free performance. You won’t be disappointed.”

IDPwD is held on 3 December each year and aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions. SIW takes place in the last week in November each year and aims to help all Australians feel included and valued, giving everyone the opportunity to participate fully in society.

The ‘Real.Not Real’ live performance is proudly sponsored by Bass Coast and South Gippsland Shire Councils, mentored by RAWCUS and supported by Regional Arts Victoria and the Victorian Government’s Regional Arts Fund.

Please RSVP to Shirley Egan on (03) 5671 2412 or or Alisha Gilliland on 0428 629 276 or to ensure catering and access needs are met.

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Get along to the free performance of the (it’s no) drama theatre ensemble’s performance of ‘Real. Not Real’ at the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre on Tuesday, 10 December.