Dreams come to life on stage

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Dreams come to life on stage

Great performance: It’s No Drama founder Emily Ardley and artistic director Samara Cunningham were thrilled with how the performance Real, Not Real was received by the audience.

LOCAL theatre group It’s No Drama was proud to present its production of Real, Not Real at Leongatha’s Mesley Hall on Friday afternoon.
It’s No Drama is an inclusive drama ensemble, founded by local artist Emily Ardley.
It’s No Drama worked in partnership with South Gippsland Shire Council to bring the production to fruition.
The show was pulled together after eight workshops, which began in February.
Those involved were extremely proud of their achievements.
The concept of the production was based on the real and imagined experiences of those in the cast, and how these experiences shape their thoughts and dreams.
Beginning with voiceovers, the biographical stories of the cast take form through their individual skills and creative ideas.
Some of the skills shown on stage include music, dancing, acting and drawing.
The resulting performance was embraced by the audience, who were able to laugh and have their own thoughts provoked.
A cast of 25 took to the stage, supported by a talented crew.
Artistic director Samara Cunningham thanked Melbourne drama company Rawcous for its support during the workshops.
Rawcous is critically acclaimed for its unique ensemble of artists with and without disability.
Rawcous devises new work that expresses imagination through various disciplines.
This was only the second performance for It’s No Drama, but Ms Cunningham said there is more to come.
“The first performance (Unreserved) took place in 2017 and I think there is more to come from this company. There has been a lot of interest. Some of the people who saw the performance in 2017 were inspired to join, so the ensemble keeps growing,” she said.
“There is a lot of talent to show and the ensemble working together shows people what is possible.”
Ms Ardley said she is extremely proud of everyone who worked on Real, Not Real.
“It was really good. I used to have to travel to Melbourne to be involved in drama so it is good to have an ensemble here,” she said.
“I hope there are more performances in the future.”
Ms Cunningham said It’s No Drama hope to one day take the show on the road to inspire more companies to develop in other shires.

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