Workshop: A Resourceful Hero Struggling Against Incredible Odds

A Resourceful Hero - photo by Sarah Walker

Workshop Opportunity for Young People

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 & 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.

Expression of Interest

If you are interested to participate in this workshop, please complete this online Expression of Interest form:

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].

Included as part of the PRISM in partnership with Midsumma Festival. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.


Event & ticketing details


Wheelchair Access

Dates & Times

WHEN Sat 24 April 10am-1pm


Malthouse Outdoor Stage

113 Sturt St, Southbank

Get directions


1 to stop 18 | any St Kilda Rd tram to stop 17

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