Fog Theatre is a centre-based performing arts program for adults with disability managed and delivered by Vitae Veritas Pty Ltd in agreement with City of Port Phillip (Memorandum of Understanding is available on request). Vitae Veritas acknowledges the vital support and management provided by The Port Phillip City Council for Fog Theatre between 1991 and 2020.
Fog Theatre participants explore and develop skills in drama, acting, singing, improvisation, script, dance, movement and choreography in a socially, creatively and culturally inclusive, safe and welcoming environment.
Fog 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.
Fog Theatre meets one day a week on Thursdays from 11.00am to 3.00pm at a wheelchair accessible Port Phillip Council-owned facility, during Victorian School terms. See 2021 Term Dates.
Fog Theatre is managed and supported by highly qualified disability arts practitioners and specialists. The team is comprised of Nilgun Guven (Program Manager & Artistic Director) and David Maney, Rachel Edward and Marjetka McMahon-Krizanic (Disability Arts Support Workers).
On average, 15 members participate in the program on an ongoing basis.
Fog Theatre also embeds leadership development opportunities where self-identifying members fulfil Peer Facilitator roles and responsibilities.
Peer Facilitators provide support to participants and staff, attend meetings, design, plan and lead workshop exercises, demonstrate positive role modelling and healthy peer-to-peer communication and relationships. (To find out how to become a Peer Facilitator and access work experience and employment opportunities, please see Peer Theatre on our website).
Entry to Fog Theatre is determined by the process outlined in Accessing the Service section in the Fog Theatre Operational & Welcome Information Pack.
Fog Theatre staff and volunteers will not engage in restrictive practices. People for whom restrictive practice is necessary are ineligible to participate in Fog Theatre.
Although Vitae Veritas is not an NDIS registered provider, our governance and quality management framework, policies and procedures are informed and guided by the Human Rights Charter, Human Services Standards, the Rules and Principles outlined by the National Disability Insurance Scheme Quality and Safeguards Commission and NDIS Code of Conduct.
Participants who are NDIS plan approved who Self Manage or pay for Plan Management are welcome to engage in Vitae Veritas’ programs, supports and services.
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Image by Paul Dunn of Fog Theatre's Signature production at Temperance Hall 2019