Take part in a three day residency with Jenny Sealey MBE, Artistic Director Graeae Theatre Company UK.

As part of PIAF Connect and in partnership with DADAA, PIAF will continue to create opportunities for a dynamic exchange of ideas and practice between visiting international artists with disability and the Western Australian and national Arts community and audiences.

For PIAF 2017 we have invited Jenny Sealey, Artistic Director the UK’s foremost disabled-led theatre company to run a three day residency for Australian artists and arts practitioners. Sealey will also be leading a series of half day workshops with corporations and the wider Perth arts sector in terms of their thinking on access and working with artists and non artists with disability. Sealey will also be delivering the keynote address at the Arts Access Australia annual conference – Meeting Place.


Human beings are as robust as they are fragile – and being human can be as joyful as it can be a lonely and vulnerable existence.

Exploring Sarah Kane’s final play 4:48 Psychosis, participants will consider the day to day existence of being and unpick the themes within the play ­– depression, the complexity of relationships and love, dependency and isolation – and consider the importance of having the freedom to be vulnerable in a hostile world.

Graeaes signature ethos of ‘aesthetics of access’ will underpin this residency where, over the three days, participants will create their own personal response to the play. The final day of the residency will culminate in a sharing for an invited audience.

The residency will run from Friday 3 March to Sunday 5 March. Further details of the schedule will be available closer to the event. Attendance at the workshop series is free for selected participants.


For full information on the EOI process, please follow the directions on the PIAF WEBSITE. Expressions of Interest are due by Friday 13 January 2017. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 20 January 2017. Scholarships will also be awarded by Friday 20 January 2017.

DADAA respectfully acknowledges the Whadjuk and Yued people of the Noongar nation and the Southern Yamatji Peoples, the traditional owners of the lands upon which DADAA operates. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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