Somebody's Daughter Theatre Company (SDTC) has been working with women in Victorian Prisons, in performance and visual arts for 35 years.
They have demonstrated a success in delivering social change in the community, providing opportunities for women in prison and post release and marginalised young people to break cycles of abuse, addiction and disengagement.
Their mission is "To bring down the walls of difference and indifference through the arts - an equal meeting ground for all - transcending class, money and power.
They work with the most marginalised, create high quality productions, which will inspire, provoke and challenge people and perceptions. The arts providing the bridge of inclusiveness back into education and community."
SDTC's story is one that demonstrates how powerful the arts can be for both personal and social transformation. The company offers a place for these individuals to reclaim a part of their heart and soul through creative expression and not be dismissed by prejudice or judgement.
SDTC are committed to:
- Creating high quality theatre, music, art and film with the community of the disadvantaged, particularly women in prison and post release and marginalised young people, including those in out of home care, those who have mental health issues and those who are victims of family violence.
- Motivating personal, social and systemic change through raising awareness of the impact of abuse and poverty as issues leading to addiction, mental ill-health, family violence, homelessness and institutionalization.
- Breaking negative cycles for women in prison and post release, and marginalised young people, including those in out of home care, by providing pathways back into formal education, training, employment and community.
For more details about Somebody’s Daughter Theatre go to their website at https://www.somebodysdaughtertheatre.com/