Clock for No Time
Set in the context of the climate emergency and COVID-19 pandemic, Clock for No Time asks the great existential question: What endures when ‘we’ are gone?
It seeks to answer this question by juxtaposing the brain neuropathologies of Simone (who has an Acquired Brain Injury) and her father Ian (who has Alzheimer’s Disease) and how facing the realities of their conditions in the context of a father-daughter relationship may help Simone find the answer.
Clock for No time is a genre-busting work about disability, the father-daughter relationship, and living in a world where it often feels like time is running out.
The play is rooted in the personal experiences of playwright-director Michèle Saint- who lives with an Acquired Brain Injury and her father who passed 2 years ago from Alzheimer’s. These experiences inspired Michèle to make the play as accessible as possible to as many people as possible.
This Play embeds access in both performance and audience-inhabited spaces, as well as being neurodivergent and dementia-friendly.
The main features include:
- All shows are relaxed performances
- Costuming is bold and consistent
- Extensive signage
- A quiet space
- Stim toys are available
- Visual stories available
- Combination of Auslan Interpreting and live speech-to-text Captioning
- A fully Auslan Interpreted final show
- All shows are accessible to people who are blind or have low vision including audio recordings, creative audio-descriptive rendered script and 3D textured model
- Wheelchair accessible
- Dedicated trained Access Support workers
- Variety of audience viewing stations to suit comfort levels.
The play is not for children as such but it has features such as a quiet room that parents can use for infants. You can watch the show however you like and there is no stigma in a baby crying which would be a relief to a lot of parents.
Michele believes it is the first show in Australia to have this degree of access embedded along with being neurodivergent and dementia-friendly.
- Tuesday 19 October (preview): 2pm
- Wednesday 20 & 27 October: 11:30am & 7:30pm
- Thursday 21 – Saturday 23 October: 7:30pm
- Sunday 24 October: 2pm
- Sunday 31 October (full Auslan Interpreted show): 2pm
For more information and all enquiries please visit the RUMPUS website here
What: Clock for No Time
When: 19 – 31 October 2021 (see show times above)
Where: RUMPUS | 100 Sixth Street, Bowden
Who: Accessible for everyone
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