EOI: A Resourceful Hero Struggling Against Incredible Odds

A Resourceful Hero-Rawcus - photo by Sarah Walker

Workshop Expression of Interest: ‘A Resourceful Hero Struggling Against Incredible Odds’

** For details about the event, see Workshop: A Resourceful Hero Struggling Against Incredible Odds.

Rawcus warmly invites young people aged 13 - 25 to participate in a creative development
workshop for a new work entitled "A Resourceful Hero Struggling Against Incredible Odds".
We encourage young disabled and non-disabled people who identify as LGBTQI+ to submit an
Expression of Interest.

This new work is being developed by artists Katrina Cornwell and Morgan Rose in collaboration
with the critically acclaimed Rawcus Ensemble, as part of the Midsumma Festival 2021.

Project Description

A Resourceful Hero Struggling Against Incredible Odds’ is an immersive gallery experience that
uses verbatim scripts from your favourite action movies (you know the ones; Avengers, X-Men,
The Bourne Identity, Speed 1 and 2) and attempts to recreate them with the Rawcus Ensemble
and young, LGBTQI+ performers with and without a disability.

The work examines our collective obsession with heroes, superheroes and supervillains, as
performers try to embody the strength, cunning, unique abilities and ridiculous outfits of these
worlds. Playing with the performativity of the hero, the work questions who we accept as a hero,
especially when they don’t look like Keanu Reeves, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlet Johannsson or
Angelina Jolie. In the gap between our ordinary world and the extra-ordinary world of the big
screen we find the humour, humility and power of the everyday.

The Workshop

This one-day workshop will experiment with how we embody the text of action movies and how
we think about the idea of 'hero' in both movies and our everyday lives. The workshop will
culminate in a photoshoot with acclaimed photographer Sarah Walker.

Workshop Date: Saturday 24 April

Time: 10am – 1pm
Location: Malthouse Theatre, Southbank VIC 3006

Expression of Interest

If you are interested to participate in this workshop, please complete this online Expression of
Interest form: www.culturecounts.cc/s/5cRMd9

If you require or would like support to complete the Expression of Interest form, or would like to
apply using an alternative format (for example, video or phone conversation), please contact
Jessica Morris Payne, Rawcus Public Program Producer, at [email protected].

Applications close: Monday 29 March, 6pm

As places are limited, we may not be able to accept all those who are interested. We will be in
touch with you to let you know of your involvement by 6pm Friday 9 April.

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