WAKE is a new performance installation by powerhouse experimental theatre makers THE RABBLE, and produced by Performing Lines. The performance on Thursday 12 October will be Auslan interpreted by Cindi Boychuk and Leah Collins.

Created with an ensemble of older women from Melbourne's West about the body, death and loneliness, it embraces connection, the rituals we inhabit as we age and the spaces where we feel most comfortable.

Audiences are welcomed into the iconic Italian Social Club Altona to experience a work that is part party, part surreal vaudeville show, part conversation and part town hall meeting. WAKE asks audiences to consider the difficult and taboo discussions around ageing but also celebrates the subtle power of eight spectacular older women.

On display before and after the performance is a visual arts exhibition which will be presented on three screens throughout the building. The exhibition features interviews from multiple community groups with older women about similar topics such as the process of ageing. These groups are often non-English speakers so are translated / have subtitles.

For full program details, please visit: https://thesubstation.org.au/program/wake

Event Access

The seating provided for this performance will be chairs with backs. The event is wheelchair accessible and accessible toilets are available.

Venue Access

The venue is wheelchair accessible and accessible toilets are available. There are accessible carparks right next to the entrance. There is step free access to the venue and wheelchair users enter at the main entrance.

Event type

Other accessible and inclusive event

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For bookings and information on specific access and transport.

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