By Kate Hood
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.
A sneak peek into the work, livestreaming on Saturday 19 September 2020. Free – registrations essential.
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.
Header image of Raspberry Ripple Reads. Provided by Kate Hood.