AGELINK COMMUNITY ACCESS
In 2018 THEATRE 180 evolved from Agelink Theatre, which was founded in 1992 by Jenny Davis OAM who was later joined by Sally Tunnicliffe under the motto Memories Nourish the Soul. For 30 years Agelink has been the national leader in bespoke plays based on oral and recorded histories, mainly through interviews and reminiscence workshops with seniors.
Also working in the intergenerational space, we excel in delivering programs which connect seniors centres or nursing homes with students from primary and senior schools. Enriching, nourishing and incredibly empowering, these programs serve to acknowledge and validate the contribution of seniors in our society.
Our partners and commissions have included organisations such as Legacy WA, Amana Living, Bethanie Health Care, Veterans Affairs, heritage venues, the National Trust, community organisations, and local councils and shires, and our productions have been seen by audiences throughout Perth, regional Western Australia and on tour around Australia and Internationally.
In 2016 Agelink was a Finalist in the Seniors Awards, and Runner Up 5th Asia Pacific Awards, for our work with people with dementia, and in 2017 Founding Artistic Director Jenny Davis was awarded an OAM for her services to the performing arts industry. In 2016, she was announced as the Juniper Champion for Seniors at the WA Seniors Awards.
Agelink Advisory Committee:
Alinta Carroll, Helena Cohen-Robertson, Bernie Davis, Brigida Desebrock, Maree Grayden, Honor Iosif, Irene Jarzabek, Aaron Stirk.
Recognising that Arts and Culture play a vital role in the fabric of a functioning, healthy, robust and enlightened society, we are committed to both presenting works for and about, and creating educational opportunities for young people and students.
Every production we stage include opportunities for students and their teachers to engage with us on an educational level, whether through post and pre-show Q&A’s, educational packs and accessibility through reduced ticket prices for schools’ bookings.
Artist talks and workshops led by our current cast and creatives or Artistic Director Stuart Halusz are part of our ongoing commitment to engagement with the sector.
We also strive to program works which resonate with the schools’ syllabus and include performance times which are accessible for schools to attend, and have reached out to Drama Teachers throughout WA across the Public, Private and Catholic systems to gain insight into how best to cater to their needs as educators.
Additionally, we have instigated mentorship programs which connect with students wanting to learn more about a career in the arts, and welcome interns and student observers who want to gain experience from witnessing a professional theatre company in action.
you can support us
As an independent, not-for-profit theatre company, we welcome any form of support. Donations of $2.00 or more are tax-deductible.
The THEATRE 180 Public Fund (ABN: 33 042 434 145) is a tax deductible fund listed on the Australian Government’s Register of Cultural Organisations maintained under Subdivision 30-F of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.
ALL DONATIONS ARE MAINTAINED IN A SPECIAL PUBLIC FUND ADMINISTRATED BY THEATRE 180 AND THESE FUNDS WILL ONLY BE USED FOR THE PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF THE ORGANISATION.
THEATRE 180 Public Fund
Robin Tunnicliffe FCPA CPM, Jenny Davis OAM, Stuart Halusz
Make A Donation
Whether large or small, any donation will help THEATRE 180 in a variety of ways – by providing much-needed resources to support our administration costs, or to help fund a particular area of our work such as set/props construction, wardrobe, Emerging WA Artist mentoring or script development.
Partner with THEATRE 180
THEATRE 180 works with a number of organisations and individuals in a variety of ways to achieve different outcomes. Please contact us to find out more.
Leave A Legacy
A bequest to THEATRE 180 will help to ensure that many more audiences will continue to benefit from the stories we tell, for many years to come.