Rebus Theatre 

 

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Raised so far

$6,503

Our goal

$10,000

About Us

Rebus Theatre creates social change through powerful, inclusive theatre. We run theatre programs with marginalised communities, create original performances and deliver theatre-based accessibility and inclusion workplace training.  

Theatre is uniquely powerful. It can bring about change, in an individual, a community, or a whole society. Theatre engages the body and the emotions, as well as the mind. It makes deeper and more lasting change possible. A stage is a place where we can imagine any reality, any future. It is where we can be the change we want to see in the world.  

We practice radical empathy through theatre and other arts to stimulate healing and provoke social and environmental change. We aim to create a sustainable and ethical society that is inclusive, creative, compassionate and accessible to everyone. Together with our donors and friends, Rebus is embarking on a bold new path to reach more of our marginalised than ever before.

How we will use the funds

Acting Out On Screen is a free school holiday filmmaking program for LGBTQIA+ young people led by two drama tutors and two trained counsellors, a majority of whom identify as LGBTQIA+, in partnership with Meridian. The mentors guide the participants in writing, directing, shooting and editing their original short film.

During previous programs, participants formed solid bonds quickly, sharing stories about experiences of being misgendered or bullied in school and creating a social media group chat to continue connection beyond the program. This was their first time knowingly interacting with other LGBTQIA+ people their age for some of the participants.

This program received seed funding grants which have now expired. With your help, we hope to continue and expand the program to reach even more LGBTQIA+ young people.

Participant feedback:
We were supported by both peers and facilitators.
I think it is a really good space to be in and just be you

         

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$104

Wayne Ryan

$26

Anonymous

$26

Anonymous

$52

Su Hanfling

Love this project!

$312

Peter Drysdale

$52

Kaila Drysdale

$26

Michael Richards

$52

Fi Peel

We need this!

$26

Amy Frost

$52

John Falez

Keep up the good work.

$104

Sharmion Forster

Awesome program!

$104

Bill And Sue Frost

$10.40

Hannah Cormick

$104

Liz Drysdale

Best of luck with this great project!

$208

Kate Yuille

$52

Ben Drysdale

Great cause!

$104

Daniel Savage

Rebus do amazing work throughout Canberra and the region and I’m proud to be a member of the board.

$52

Lauren Granger

Great initiative

$52

Ali Clinch

$156

Anonymous

$515

Ronnie Parker

$104

Chris Stanilewicz

Keep up the important work - what you do matter

$52

Phil Lynch

$100

Timothy Mackay

$104

Anonymous

$52

Anne Yuille

$52

Neal Baudinette

$52

Meredith Hinchliffe

$208

Michael White

$208

Evelyne Meier

Hope this helps.

$26

Anonymous

$104

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