Just because you think you know
‘The Box’ is a contemporary physical theatre piece exploring what stigma is, especially in relation to the actors’ experiences as people living with a disability. ‘The Box’ holds up a metaphorical mirror to society (and audience members) asking, “Just because you think you know, just because you don’t understand, just because it wasn’t before, just because you don’t know, …why did you assume?”
The actors perform in a literal “box” stage design symbolizing society’s treatment of minority groups, where vast assumptions are based on first impressions and appearances, i.e. assuming people living with a disability are childlike, or aren’t independent.
Through movement, dance and dialogue they depict images and ideas about stigma, its impacts, and also what a world free of stigma might look like, where people are free to be who they really are.
The actors created the piece themselves throughout weekly theatre workshops where theme, concept, dialogue and scene ideas were explored, trialled and decided as a group. All of what you will see and hear has been written, choreographed or devised by the performers themselves as a collaborative piece, in association with the director and support staff.
Special instructions: Bring own seating if need. Bug spay and warm clothing may be required at UQ Venue