“Our Vision is to engage a wider audience for social change, with thought-provoking experiences of theatre and dance, with an innovative practice of fusing method acting and dance. "
BEHIND THE SCENES
Devize Co's STIGMA is a production looking at the cultural and social influences of HIV and AIDS to a society that remained largely ignorant of the broader implications to people living with HIV.
Devize Co spent a 2 year process in developing the story line for STIGMA drawing from real life experiences of people living with HIV in modern Australia and the stigmatisation that they have been through.
From humble beginnings comes a story that educates as well as it empathises within the DevizeCo vision statement to challenge people's preconceptions.
Photos by Darren Gill
Darren Vizer holds a masters degree in Choreography and was the University of Melbourne’s 2015 Professional Pathways Scholarship and Artist in Residence at La Mama Theatre. He was awarded a 2013 Creative Scholarship for his Master's studies at VCA. Vizer uses acting techniques, dance and movement to make his theatre performances, he spent three years at the Ensemble Acting Studios, Sydney learning the craft of method acting.
Vizer is the founder of Devize Co.Vizer has produced, written and performed in his solo show ‘No One Likes Me’ developed from La Mama Explorations in 2012, had a full season at La Mama Theatre for Midsumma 2014 and returned a sell-out season in 2016. He choreographed Igneous for the VCA as part of the 360° Program in 2015. Stigma is latest work has had seasons at La Mama Theatre, Melbourne, Engine Room Bendigo and Hothouse Theatre Albury Wodonga.