Rebus runs theatre classes and workshops, delivers interactive workplace training, and produces creative projects that raise awareness about a range of social issues.
Rebus began as a company of people with and without disabilities, performing scenarios based on the actors’ lived experiences of discrimination and stigma using “forum theatre”; a format allowing participants to interact with the actors and practice real life skills for the workplace in a dignified, entertaining and non-threatening atmosphere. The company has since expanded to include a range of projects, each addressing various issues faced by members of the community.
Classes and Workshops:
Rebus has partnered with a number of organisations including L’Arche Geneseret, Disability ACT, Tuggeranong Arts Centre (TAC), and Belconnen Arts Centre (BAC), to run various theatre classes and workshops that address social issues and disadvantage within our community.
Rebus actively seeks funding to provide opportunities for people and artists who have experienced marginalisation to tell their stories through theatre and other art forms.
Rebus provides workplace training using scenarios based on the actors’ lived experiences of discrimination and stigma. In each training session the participants are presented with a ten minute scenario which has a very undesirable outcome for the main characters, which the audience initially watches uninterrupted. The actors then replay the scenario and members of the audience are invited to interrupt, come forward to replace an actor, and demonstrate how they would do things differently to change the outcome.