ActNow is a South Australian theatre company that tailors socially conscious performance projects. We work with professional artists to engage diverse communities in conversations around challenging, contemporary issues.
Our work is innovative, informed, inspiring, and often confronting but never conventional. Our projects have been critically acclaimed, commended in South Australian Parliament, and highly praised by audiences, participants and community organisations.
“Thanks for doing what you are doing, its fantastic to see people trying to open peoples minds to these situations”
“very important work and my students benefited greatly”
“Unique in the current Australian theatre climate”
Lowdown Youth Arts
“Young people doing shit hot things”
Australian Stage Online
Theatre is a conduit for public discourse and a catalyst for social change.
ActNow Theatre creates collaborative and socially conscious performance projects. We work in partnerships to engage diverse communities in conversations around challenging, contemporary issues.
Artistic Philosophy and Practice
“The voice of ActNow is the voice of our audience”
Edwin Kemp Attrill, Artistic Director
ActNow creates participatory theatre, not just to engage our audience but also to empower them to be agents of social change within a project and in their own lives. We don’t want our audience to sit quietly in the dark. We want them active as contributors and commentators. Our work finds new ways to engage with our audiences, through technology and a deep relationship between artists and audiences. The simple act of storytelling can engage audiences and create positive social change. As such, our aesthetic is typically paired back and raw, using everyday environments and technologies to create life changing experiences.
Download our Strategic Plan 2016 – 2018 (PDF 95kb)