No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability celebrated a very special 25th birthday event this month and with it came a wonderful present.
Earlier in December, at The Regal Theatre, Artistic Director Alirio Zavarce announced the company will travel to Korea to present I Forgot to Remember to Forget.
Hosted by the Korean Disability Arts & Culture Center (KDAC) in Seoul, No Strings will tour the full production to Seoul, giving four public performances, two school matinees, a public talk and a collaborative workshop.
Travelling with director and dramaturg Alirio Zavarce will be: cast members, Michaela Cantwell, Kathryn Hall, Cassie Litchfield, Duncan Luke and Kym Mackenzie; technician, Brad Thompson; Crew, Tyson Olson and Ashleigh Hauschild. As professional artists, all cast and crew will be paid at full equity rates for the tour.
Alirio Zavance says the company are thrilled to be sharing the production internationally.
“We are really excited to take No Strings’ unique brand of theatre to Korea. I Forgot to Remember to Forget is an absolutely beautiful collaboration between all of the actors, and its journey has been amazing – from the world premiere in Singapore, to the Australian premiere earlier this year and now to receiving a nomination for the Adelaide Critics Circle Award – a wonderful affirmation of the high standard of work that we create together at No Strings,” he says.
“We are committed to creating pathways for professional development and employment opportunities for our artists. We are also committed to building artistic bridges and investing in the growing eco-system of Disability Arts across the Asia Pacific region. We can’t wait to take this show to Seoul.”
Established in 1994 by Helen Flinter Leach, No Strings has developed countless artists, created critically and popularly acclaimed productions, and pushed the boundaries of what theatre can be. It is one of the most successful South Australian performing arts organisations, at home, interstate and abroad.
Earlier this year Premier Steven Marshall launched the 25th year program and associated crowd-funding campaign to raise $25k for 25 years.