indelabilityarts is an inclusive theatre company that provides professional artistic and training opportunities for artists and community members who identify as having a disability. Our professional ensemble creates original work that communicates the lived experience of each artist across a range of performance modes to challenge the perceptions of audiences and industry alike. We further nurture the social, personal, physical and mental wellbeing of participants through our workshop series that offers ongoing skills development and training for community members with a passion and interest in the performing arts. Through our inclusive practice, we aim to foster acceptance and understanding for those who usually feel marginalised, discriminated against, or excluded from arts practice so that they can access and make work that both reflects their experience and caters to their needs.
MEET THE TEAM
CORE ENSEMBLE + ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE
Alexandra Ellen is a Brisbane based emerging artist, actor, writer and visual artist. She takes a multidisciplinary approach to her artistic practice which crosses form.
Alexandra is a member of indelabilityarts professional ensemble and Access Arts visual arts program. She grew up in the theatre, participating in classes, workshops and performances throughout her schooling. ..
Karen Lee Roberts
CORE ENSEMBLE + ARTISTIC ABASSADOR
Hi there! My name is Karen Lee Roberts and I am a performer/ writer/ singer living with and surviving bipolar disorder. My artwork aims to convey social and emotional messages to my audience on prevalent topics and trying to educate whilst entertaining.
I have performed extensively in Australia and overseas including acting and singing at the ...
Core Ensemble + Artistic Associate
Jack joined indelabilityarts first as part of the workshop series in 2016 and through that has become a member of the ensemble this year.
Growing up in Adelaide Jack was diagnosed with a brain tumour at a young age and spent quite a bit of time in treatment over the years. Jack identifies as Autistic and is a proud member of the Deaf community and as such was part of a signing choir and studied drama at school...
David is a singer, dancer and actor who enjoys playing comedy and writing his own songs. He has been a member of indelabilityarts since it’s inception in 2015. David believes in equality and acceptance – he wants to be seen as a performer in his own right regardless of his disability.
David sings with the Voicebox Choir. He has trained with Backbone Youth Arts and is part of the Light Ensemble...
Rebecca is Co-artistic Director and co-founder of indelabilityarts. She holds both Acting (USQ) and Education degrees and currently works as an actor, workshop facilitator, producer and director.
As a director, Rebecca’s major theatre credits include Look Mum... No Hands!!! (Indel-ABILITY arts; Co-Director) & Love me;. Rebecca was also co-artistic director and actor of award winning ThreeSisters productions...
Laura has been working with the indelabilityarts team since its inception in 2015 and brings a diverse background of skills to the company. She spent many of her young years dancing, holds a teachers certificate in tapping and after she left her hometown of Boonah moved into Brisbane to expand on her repertoire of skills.
She spent three years studying Musical Theatre with Harvest Rain Theatre Company..
Karen Lee Roberts
Core Ensemble + Artistic Ambassador
Michel is an emerging performer. He was a participant in the University of Queensland reference committee three-year study, Constructing Futures: An ARC Linkage Project investigating how young adults with intellectual disability and their parents plan for the future.
In 2017 Michel was honoured to speak at QLD's Parliament Building at the launch of All Abilities Queensland: Opportunities For All-State Disability Plan 2017–2020...
Madeleine Little is an actor and theatre-maker based in Brisbane. Since 2015, she has been a member of the indelabilityarts Ensemble, co- devising the show Love Me, and co-devising and performing in Look Mum... No Hands!!! [The Legless Bar Years], most recently at Adelaide Fringe.
In 2018, representing indelabilityarts, Madeleine performed in Restless Dance Theatre's Helpmann-nominated work Intimate Space at Festival 2018...
Catarina holds both Arts (Acting) and Education degrees from QUT and Griffith respectively and works as a freelance director, actor, voice-over artist, mentor and teacher. As a Director, her most recent credits include: Poison (EG & Metro Arts), Spike Heels (QUT), Look Mum...No Hands!!! and Love Me; (Co-Director indelabilityarts), the Laramie Project (NIDA open), Bumpy Angels and DNA (The Arts Centre Gold Coast), Dolores ...
At the age of five Myra took her very first ballet class; Tap and Jazz very soon followed, then singing and musicals. For five years she danced with The Brisbane City Youth Ballet, and in their 2011 production of Sleeping Beauty was Coulante, Fleur de farine fairy. She also danced with The Queensland Ballet for three years in their Junior Extension Program, performing with them in 2010 at their 50th Anniversary Gala.
Providing creative opportunities for Queensland artists with disabilities.
indelabilityarts seeks to fill a gap within arts and disability service provision, particularly for school leavers, by offering ongoing, skills-based training in the arts and creating professional artistic opportunities for community members with disabilities. In undertaking actor training, our workshop participants improve their physical and spatial awareness, develop their social and communication skills and therefore their confidence, and by expressing their identity and discovering a place where they belong, they also improve their mental wellbeing. Our professional ensemble members take a leadership role within the workshops, mentoring less experienced participants, passing on their skills, and being positive role models within the community. Our workshop series directly benefits participants, their families and social networks, but also has a broader social impact by working to overcome barriers to participation in the arts and therefore wider social prejudices.
More broadly within the community we are working to connect different organisations – from the arts industry to the disability sector – to promote accessibility and inclusivity within arts practices and community spaces. So far we have connected culturally across arts, disability, and other foundations including: the Endeavour Foundation, Billy Blue School of Design, Brisbane Powerhouse, La Boite, MND and Me Foundation, Redland Performing Arts Centre, Arts Centre Gold Coast, Creative Access, Communify, Homunculus Theatre, and the Down Syndrome Association of Queensland to help bridge the gap between artists and audiences with disabilities and arts and cultural organisations.