Rollercoaster Theatre Company is an independent, not-for-profit ensemble of trained actors with disabilities. Our work provides a platform for the actors to create theatre that defies expectation, challenges stereotypes, and raises the profile of performers with disabilities. The Rollercoaster ensemble is led by a team of professional theatre makers who are committed to developing new work that is rich, potent and stimulating. Our intention is to support the individual artistic agency and development of each actor. Our performances are shown in the diverse contexts of established theatre venues, corporate functions, educational forums and community festivals. Our work explores universal themes, yet is primarily driven by the desires, aspirations and unique insights of the individual artists. We aim to artistically celebrate diverse perspectives and bring marginalised voices to the fore.
Rollercoaster formed as a company in 2007 as a way to create ongoing opportunities for actors with disabilities in Melbourne. The rollercoaster team are committed to creating inclusive theatre that cannot be relegated to therapy or benevolence, but stands as part of an artistic mainstream. Our work grabs attention, entertains and, as a potent by-product, educates about the abilities and potential of people with disabilities.