7 Nov 2015

Bruce Gladwin: audiences and disability

From Saturday Morning, 10:30 am on 7 November 2015
Boy in shopping mall.

Small Metal Objects Photo: Jeff Busby

Bruce Gladwin is the director of an Australian theatre group called Back to Back. He was given an Australia Council of the Arts award for his lifetime achievement with the theatre. Most of that lifetime was spent with Back to Back.

It features an ensemble of actors, all with intellectual disabilities. Its aim, says Gladwin, is to liberate audiences from conditioned response.

Back to Back is performing an outdoor theatre work called 'Small Metal Objects' at NZ Festival.

LISTEN to his interview with Kim Hill, where he discusses what happened when he took on the role of Artistic Director of Back to Back theatre in 1999.