EVENT – GOT2ACT – Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Senses Australia and Sense UK proudly present GOT2ACT, a drama group who is travelling to Perth from Cornwall, England.

GOT2ACT members are young people who have a keen interest in the performing arts and are all deafblind.

Bookings at: http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=159060

GOT2ACT will be performing two short plays on Wednesday, 28 October 2015.

6pm – arrival
6pm – 6:30pm – pre-performance drinks available for purchase
6:30pm – performance 1
7pm – interval
7:20pm – performance 2
8pm – end

Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
148 The Esplanade, Scarborough
Perth, Western Australia 6019

Contact Details:
Angela Wills
Email – angela.wills@senses.org.au
Telephone – 08 9473 5400

GOT 2 ACT Drama Group

The Sense GOT 2 ACT drama group was formed in the summer of 2014. Its members are young Deafblind people from Cornwall, England who have a keen interest in the performing arts. The group evolved following a series of drama therapy workshops which explored imaginative and spontaneous abilities of the young deafblind people. This was demonstrated through a wide range of techniques such as improvisation, role play, mime, script work, movement, dance, props, puppetry and voice.

Following these workshops the young people selected a topic to produce a short piece of theatre work. The life and times of Deafblind activist Helen Keller was converted into a 30 minute play and initially performed by the group in the local area. Outstanding critical acclaim led to the production being performed at the Deafblind International European conference in Belfast. Furthermore the play took centre stage at the Deafblind International conference opening ceremony in Romania. Future performances include festivals throughout Britain and a performance of a new play at the famous Minack amphitheatre in Cornwall.

The young actors in the group have dedicated many, many hours of hard work through their practice and performances. Indeed those who have witnessed the group in action have compared their inspirational talents to that of Helen Keller herself.

Simon Allison
Coordinator, Sense UK