Blue Roo Theatre Presents Now At The Judy In Brisbane

Brisbane's fabulous inclusive theatre company Blue Roo will be presenting its latest annual production titled 'Now' in November.

A modern fable, exploring the anticipation of the future; joy and fear of the present and the mystery of grief. All located in The Now television studios.

Founded in 2009, Blue Roo Theatre Company exists to provide performing arts opportunities for people in the community with a physical disability, intellectual impairment and mental health issues.

It emerged after a number of successful drama workshops being conducted by Clark Crystal at Hand Leisure Centre at Wilston, Brisbane. From this there have been five productions, four have performed at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts. In 2012, a small scale Commedia Dell'Arte ensemble was created for the purposes of small scale touring.

The company believes that there are specific ways to provide those with a disability with the resources to partake in the world of performing arts. These include...

  • Presenting inclusive theatre and performing arts events of a high professional standard to the general public.
  • Challenging stereotypical perspectives, particularly regarding learning disabilities and inclusive theatre.
  • Behaving in a way that widens understanding of people’s potential and abilities.
  • Fostering a creative culture that is respectful, supportive and challenging.
  • Celebrating the freedom of disability.
The purpose of Blue Roo Theatre Company is to provide opportunities for adults with a disability to become actively involved in the performing arts. The company collaborates with a wide range of arts professionals in producing theatre productions.

“'Now' reminds us of the sheer brilliance, the beautiful honesty and the exhilarating spontaneity live theatre can be,” Clark Crystal, Blue Roo Theatre Company Artistic Director says.

'Now' will feature a live thirteen piece orchestra comprising of brilliant Brisbane musicians.

'Now' plays the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts from 2-4 November.

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