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Benched by Jamila Main

$14.00

THIS IS AN E-BOOK


THEMES: Disabled Bodies, Trust, Autonomy
LENGTH: 90 minutes
CHARACTER AGES: 20’s
NO. OF CHARACTERS: 6
SUITABLE FOR: Senior Years & Adults


Would you like to join me on the bench?

Description

Benched by Jamila Main is an intimate performance that ruminates on athleticism within a disabled body. Benched sees Jamila wielding their privilege as a palatable disabled person to put frank, nuanced portrayals of disabled bodies into public view. Jamila’s work asks ablebodied spectators to reconsider their assumptions of sick and disabled people, and to confront their own temporarily abled body.

SYNOPSIS

Six invited guests enter the space one by one. They choose a ball, shoe, or frisbee and take a seat. A story is told. A rumination on athleticism within a body whose access needs subvert the assumed binary of disability. Audiences will watch the story shift before their eyes as special guests join Jamila Main on the bench.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Benched was first produced at the Eternity Playhouse, Darlinghurst Theatre Company, 25 May 2022, on unceded Gadigal land.

ISBN: 978-1-922424-92-1

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