We grow up with boundaries. They determine how we should behave, where we can go, what we can do on our own. You could say the process of ‘growing up’ up is testing those boundaries, pushing them, finding out when they break or when you will. But not everyone gets that chance. Some people are thought to be too fragile, too vulnerable or just not ready. Which is fine until you realise… actually, it isn’t. That’s the point of growing up!

This explosive new work fuses movement and dance with the personal stories of young adults. Shopfront’s Harness Ensemble joins forces with actors from ATYP to interrogate the worlds we find ourselves in. Merging performers with and without disability, we hold a mirror to our preconceptions of what is appropriate, what is possible and what can be expected. There’s a dignity in the freedom to make mistakes. That’s where we learn the important stuff.

The production takes a gentle tone, but it speaks with great power and a sublime beauty. Suzy Goes See

Cast & Creative Team

Mathew Coslovi, Holly Craig, Teneile English, Caspar Hardaker, Riana Shakirra Head-Toussaint, Steve Konstantopoulos, Wendi Lanham, Brianna Lowe, Sharleen Ndlovu, Jake Pafumi and Dinda Timperon

Natalie Rose

Sets/Props/Costume Design
Melanie Liertz

Lighting Design
Fausto Brusamolino

Sound and Audio Visual Design
James Brown

Jennifer Medway

Margot Politis

Audio Describer
Imogen Yang

Stage Manager
Sorie Bangura

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