The Theater Show for Disembodied Youth Must Go On

Disembodied, exploring what it means to have a body in the digital age, will be performed live at Motueka despite the difficulties of Covid.

InsideOut Theater / Courier Nelson

Disembodied, exploring what it means to have a body in the digital age, will be performed live at Motueka despite the difficulties of Covid.

An original theater show will continue in Motueka, despite the difficulty of staging performances in the age of Covid.

The InsideOut Youth Theater will bring Disembodiedwritten and directed by Damara Sylvester, at Motueka Memorial Hall for two nights in November.

The show is aimed at audiences ages 10 and up and will take them “on a journey through the tricky territory of exploring what our bodies mean to us in the digital age.”

Sylvester said it had been a “huge challenge” to create and rehearse the show despite the closures, and continued Covid restrictions meant ticket sales had to be limited, but the company persevered.

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“Doing theater brings us joy, connection and meaning, and we want to share that with as many people as possible.”

The show is a “fun and challenging show” including aspects of comedy, music, dance and circus, and covers topics such as bidding on a body parts auction and how to get your body back. body after losing it on the internet.

Disembodied cast members of InsideOut Youth including (from back left) Hari D'Hondt, Blake Heal, Soley Pauls, Faline Pauls, Mia Cole, Ruby Gane, Ruby Botica and Anouk Bujger.

InsideOut Theater / Courier Nelson

Disembodied cast members of InsideOut Youth including (from back left) Hari D’Hondt, Blake Heal, Soley Pauls, Faline Pauls, Mia Cole, Ruby Gane, Ruby Botica and Anouk Bujger.

The production was supported by Creative Communities Tasman.

Launch of the youth theater troupe a PledgeMe campaign to help maintain production. Supporters who donate $10 or more will get access to an online recording of the show, supporters who donate $40 or more will get two tickets to a live broadcast, and $70 or more gives a family pass of two adults and up to three children.

The recorded version of the play means the show will be able to continue, even if level changes mean live shows cannot continue.

Disembodied will be played at Motueka Memorial Hall on November 5 and 6. Tickets are available from TryBooking.com$15 for 10 to 18 year olds, $20 for adults and $12.50 for seniors.

More information can be found on the InsideOut circus and theater troupe website at www.insideout-physicaltheatre.com.