Following on from a hugely successful 2022, CPL – Choice, Passion, Life is delighted to once again partner with Brisbane Festival as their official Access and Inclusion Partner.
The partnership supports us in achieving our vision of a world where all people live an inclusive, passionate and fulfilling life.
How? Through this partnership we are supporting more artists with disability to take the stage, more disability led productions to be programmed, and more access services to be provided to audiences. We're also helping Brisbane Festival to do even more in the future by collaborating with them on their first-ever Disability Inclusion Action Plan.
We are so excited to be playing such an important role in the development of access and inclusion for this iconic event and know that Brisbane’s Festival’s commitment to creating a festival for all will inspire more festivals, events and entertainment venues to do the same.
This year, CPL will be the presenting partner for Tae Tae in the Land of Yaaas! an exciting new performance by Brisbane-based Shake and Stir Theatre, and Personal, a smart, touching and deeply personal work by Jodee Mundy Collaborations and Critical Stages Touring.
Inspired by the true story of Estee (Tae) Lee and written by her sister Nelle Lee, Tae Tae in the Land of Yaaas! is a confronting, honest, heart-warming retelling of Tae's journey from heartbreaking loss to a life chock-full of adventure, success and love. All bolstered by the support of a phenomenal family and a loving community - and a fabulously flawed Drag Queen.
In Personal, Jodee Mundy conveys her experience as the only hearing person in a Deaf family, through a captivating blend of performance, storytelling, multimedia and animation. Mundy delves into the contradictions of inhabiting two worlds: living in a Deaf family, where using sign language is natural; and living in a society that sees only the family’s disability with voyeuristic curiosity.
This September, as Brisbane takes centre stage, we can’t wait to help shine a light on the importance of accessible and inclusive practices for arts and events in Queensland.
Learn more about Brisbane Festival by visiting their website.