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Sparc Theatre

Sparc Theatre

Sparc Theatre is a community-based performing arts program for adults with disability, where participants explore and develop skills in drama, acting, singing, improvisation, script, dance, movement and choreography in a socially creative and culturally inclusive, safe and welcoming environment.

Sparc Theatre participants are also provided opportunities to perform in productions, films and live events, collaborating with other professional artists and companies in a variety of settings, public and online domains e.g. festivals, theatre venues, community & industry events.

Sparc Theatre meets one day a week on Fridays from 10.00am to 1.00pm at the wheelchair accessible Baxter Hall at Christ Church Community Centre, corner Acland and Eildon St, St. Kilda during Victorian School terms (see 2022 & 2023 Term Dates).

Sparc Theatre is managed and supported by highly qualified disability and inclusive arts practitioners who provide specialised approaches for participants to increase, enable and empower their community & social participation, peer support & networks, self-care & self-expression, communication and confidence, learning and mobility.

The team is comprised of Geoffrey Thorsen (Artistic Director), Disability Arts Support Workers- Angelina Lodge and Marjetka McMahon-Krizanic, Nilgun Guven (CEO & Program Manager), and often work with invited guest artists specialising in different artforms also.

“At Sparc Theatre we explore ideas & have the opportunity to meet other people & to enjoy ourselves & each other.

It brings people together, to collaborate, use our imagination and is a forum for our respective perceptual styles.

It can be infectious and gives us the courage to try new things and not worry. 

Sparc is an excellent program and we look forward to it each week.”

Collective statement from our Sparc Participants 2022

Entry to Sparc Theatre is determined by the process outlined in Accessing the Service section in the Sparc Theatre Operational & Welcome Information Pack.

Sparc Theatre is a fee-for-service activity that may be supported through participant's NDIS Plans (Core or Capacity-buidling Supports) and/or Aged Care Packages (Planned Activity Groups).

Participants who are NDIS plan approved who Self Manage or pay for Plan Management and/or Aged Care Package approved are welcome to engage in Vitae Veritas’ programs, supports and services.

To find out how Sparc Theatre can match NDIS and/or Aged Care supports, please contact Nilgun to request Sparc Theatre Quote & Information Sheet for NDIS planning E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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 Image by Paul Dunn of Sparc Theatre's Are You Lonesome Tonight? production at the Greyhound Hotel 2015

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