Back to Back Theatre is one of Australia’s leading contemporary theatre companies.
Based in Geelong, Victoria, Back to Back is driven by an ensemble of seven actors perceived to have intellectual disabilities.
The only professional theatre company in Geelong, Back to Back Theatre is a multi-award-wining, globe-trotting success story.
Throughout its history, Back to Back has forged its own unique relationship to theatre, developing an original, distinctive artistic voice with an emphasis on the ensemble’s own commentaries on broad social and cultural dialogue and a working process that supports its ensemble of actors at its creative core.
The ensemble create all of their own work through a process of research, improvisation and scripting in collaboration with the Artistic Director, Bruce Gladwin and guest artists.
In addition to its professional program, Back to Back advocates for people with disabilities by delivering outstanding ongoing community programs. The community programs provide young people with disabilities with the unique opportunity to engage with contemporary arts practice on an ongoing basis with outcomes that have a positive and lasting impact on the lives of the participants.