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Drama skills are life skills, and drama workshops are tailored to the individual goals and abilities of each participant.
Up to 100 adults with disabilities participate in developmental drama workshops and training programs every week. It is in these workshops that new talent and ideas for new productions are discovered and developed. Each performer started in a developmental drama workshop.
Click on the NSA Participants below to view their profiles.
Abner Bradley is a multi-instrumentalist (violin, trumpet, percussion, recorder, blues harmonica). He is also an emerging actor, having performed with No Strings Attached on and off (mental health permitting) since 1998. He was a musician in Touched (1998) and Retouched (1999). In 2001, he toured to regional SA and the KickstART Festival in Vancouver with In Your Wildest Dreams.
Since 2005, Abner has been a core member of No Strings Attached's Men's Ensemble, performing annually in workshop touring productions of Hit da Roof (2005), Shades (2006), Xplorations (2007) and Needs (2008) and Black White & Read All Over (2009). He is thriving as a seedling in Preparing the Garden and has become a support tutor with No Strings Attached recreational drama workshops.
Paddy joined NSA’s Men’s Ensemble in September 2015 as an 18-year-old in Year 12. He made his NSA debut in the third creative development of The Angel Project. Away from school and acting, Paddy writes and illustrates stories about a fictional alien race he invented calls Poliskins.
Duncan has been a member of No Strings Attached since 1994. His stage performances include: “Norwood At Work” (1994), “Ability Rules, OK?” (1996), “Retouched” (1999), “Hidden” (2002), “Catching The Juice” (2003). Since 2004, Duncan has been a core member of NSA’s Men's Ensemble, performing annually in workshop touring productions. In 2007, with Julian Crotti, he co-created the roles of the original Toms in the critically acclaimed “Tom The Loneliest”, in Adelaide and in Melbourne (2009). For his performance at LaMama’s Carleton Courthouse Theatre, he was nominated for a Melbourne Green Room Award. Duncan was a core ensemble member of the award-winning production and tour of Sons & Mothers (2010-2014), and participated in all three creative developments of “The Angel Project” (2012-2015).
Kym is a lifelong theatre enthusiast. Deep focus and ever-present joy define his work on the stage. Kym joined NSA in 1999 to take on a key role in “ReTouched”. In 2001, he toured to regional SA and the KickstART Festival in Vancouver with “In Your Wildest Dreams”. Other NSA productions include “Hidden” (2002) and “Catching The Juice” (2003). In 2005 and 2006, he created and performed “Trapped” with Alirio Zavarce. In 2010, “Trapped” toured to Vanuatu and, in 2011, won the inaugural Graham F Smith Foundation Peace Award at the Adelaide Fringe. Since 2004, Kym has been a core member of NSA’s Men's Ensemble, performing annually in workshop touring productions. He was a core ensemble member of the award-winning production and tour of “Sons & Mothers” (2010-2014), and he participated in the first and second creative developments of The Angel Project (2012-2014). Kym is also a member of Restless Dance Theatre’s Senior Ensemble.
Richard Samai is a Torres Strait Islander born in Adelaide. At 33, he began to explore his connection with his culture and country (Western Torres Strait Badu mob). Richard brings intense physicality and grace to performance, and he relaxes by standing on his head, climbing trees and taking long walks (he's known to walk from Marion to Port Adelaide).
With dancer and choreographer Tina Barry, Richard created Lionheart (2005-2006) to explore connections of place & loss, including the passing of his mother. He joined No Strings Attached in 2003 as an ensemble member of Catching the Juice. He is a continuing member of the Men's Ensemble.