Back to Back success puts Geelong on international stage

March 17, 2015 by  

An opportunity to experiment with the arts will be offered to residents of Geelong, Victoria, at a special workshop to be held by the Back to Back theatre group.

The Come And Make Performance is open to all community members, and will give participants a chance to learn more about the many aspects involved in acting and working on a stage in an intensive weekend workshop in April.

Flyer printing for this year’s Geelong After Dark festival will also highlight a special return performance by members of the Back to Back troupe, who last year created a miniature tornado that visitors could walk through.

The theatre has attracted international acclaim and bookings for its productions, which are based on the imaginations of a team of actors with intellectual disabilities.

The shows bring together guest artists and local actors who both write and perform in the productions under the artistic directorship of Bruce Gladwin.

Operating out of the Old Courthouse building in Geelong, the company has attracted global and national recognition to such an extent that its contemporary theatre status has been described as one of the most important in Australia.

The Back to Back theatre group has attracted awards for shows such as Ganesh Versus the Third Reich, which has now toured 27 cities around the world, including a performance at last year’s Edinburgh International Festival.

The show’s touring schedule for 2015 includes South America, Portugal, France and Belgium.