A physical theatre ensemble made up of people with and without intellectual disabilities. Find out more on their website.

‘This is such a wonderful opportunity to showcase the talents of these gifted young people and the sense of possibility that has unfolded in their lives… It is an inspiring cause that deserves the support of every Tasmanian’

The Honourable Julia Gillard MP,
former Prime Minister of Australia

‘There were no tricks, but a burning sincerity of purpose and a profundity in the very simplicity of what was going on. In a word it was a very moving show, and when I joined in the frenzied applause, one of my cheeks was wet’                         

Review of ‘If I Jumped, I’d Fly’,
The Mercury, Australia


Based in Tasmania, Australia, the Ensemble was founded in 2005 by Finegan and six artists who associate with having a disability, in partnership with Cosmos Recreational Services, and later Is Theatre and the Tasmanian Theatre Company.

While the group has varied in number and make-up over the years (integrating to include people without disabilities in 2007), it retains the same ethos of developing brave performances that are not about disability, but rather human interaction in all its forms. The works have been devised by the ensemble, with Finegan posing choreographic provocations and the performers generating material in response. This material is then structured into performative narratives.

Since handing on the Artistic Directorship to Kelly Drummond Cawthorn in 2012, the ensemble continues to develop exciting work alongside new artists and organisations, with their most recent performance ‘Autumn’ set to tour nationally.

seasons (under Finegan’s Artistic Directorship)

2012

The Company I Keep – Tempo Dance Festival, Auckland, New Zealand
(produced by Tas Theatre Company & Cosmos Recreational Services)

2010

The Company I Keep – Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Tasmania
(produced by Tas Theatre Co and Cosmos)

2009

This Much Of Me/If I Jumped I’d Fly – Tasmanian statewide tour
(produced by Tas Theatre Co and Cosmos)

2008

This Much Of Me – Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Australia
(produced by Tas Theatre Co and Cosmos)

2007

If I Jumped, I’d Fly – Awakenings Disability Arts Festival, Horsham, Australia
(produced by Is Theatre and Cosmos)

2006

If I Jumped, I’d Fly – Amalgamation Festival, Hobart, Australia
(produced by Is Theatre and Cosmos)

2005

The Gorilla’s Downfall – Stanley Burbury Theatre, UTAS, Australia
(produced by Cosmos)

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Finegan and ensemble members rehearsing a new work, 2010