New Theatre Group to support all abilities actors

Published on 09 April 2018

Soap Box Theatre for actors with a disability

All abilities actors from Horsham will have the chance to perform in the region's major productions thanks to a new Art Matters project called Soap Box Theatre.

The group will operate as a Theatre Company and provide opportunities for actors to play a key role in Horsham’s Art Is… Festival.

Soap Box Theatre will be led by professional actor and theatre maker, Jim Lawson, whose unique theatre making practise celebrates each persons’ individual interest and contribution.

Horsham Rural City Council Director of Community Services Kevin O’Brien said Soap Box Theatre was developed to address the need for a professional performing arts program to be delivered in the Wimmera region.

“It’s a program that allows people with a disability to have equal access to express their distinct talents for the stage, culminating in an ensemble production during this year’s Art Is… Festival,” Mr O’Brien said.

Soap Box Theatre starts Thursday April 19, 2018 at Jubilee Hall in Roberts Ave and will run weekly on Thursdays between 10am and 2pm.