Your Safety & Wellbeing

By Kate Hood

Enter the world of a wheelchair user.

In turns hilarious, confronting and uplifting, this three-act monologue invites you inside the world of a wheelchair user.

Esme lives alone, high in a housing-commission estate, with a broken lift, a disability, a refugee neighbour who doesn't speak, and trademark Aussie humour and resolve.

This piece embeds Auslan and Audio Description from the stage.


At Home Residency Showing

A sneak peek into the work was live streamed on Saturday 19 September 2020.

A recording of this Showing is available to stream on demand via the Take Over! playlist on Youtube. Available for a strictly limited time, until Thursday 22 October.

Follow the Take Over! Facebook Group for updates, as the artists prepare for Melbourne Fringe.



Artist bio

Kate Hood was an able-bodied actor for many years, performing across theatre, musicals, film and TV (Prisoner). She became a wheelchair-user over a decade ago. She reinvented herself as disabled advocate, actor, writer and theatre maker, becoming passionate about seeing disabled artists of all kinds across the performing arts in Australia. Her theatre company Raspberry Ripple makes compelling, inclusive theatre. She believes the best form of advocacy is to make theatre using mainstream and disabled artists, but always from the point of view of disability. She is founder of the Performers With Disabilities Committee, sub-committee of Actors Equity's Diversity Committee.


Program Partners

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Header image of Raspberry Ripple Reads. Provided by Kate Hood.

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