Melody Shotade

Inclusive Performance

Photograph of Rowan White in the Glade at Gasworks Arts Park. Rowan is basking in mottled light with his arms out stretched. his his head is painted gold and he is wearing a black singlet and pants.

Woven Theater 2019


Gasworks Arts Park 2019 - The Glade


Produced and directed by Melody Shotade, devised over a duration of 6 weeks with the support of local performers, and narrators, Inclusive Arts Practitioner Nilgun Guven, Choreographer Trudy Radburn, Sound Producer Lisa Greenaway AKA LAPKAT and Artist Support Marjetka- Krizanic.

First performed in two showings at The Glade, Gasworks Arts Park, Melbourne, Australia, Saturday 2 March 2019. There is more room in the scope to further develop the choreography.

Sound design for 6 speakers (3 groups) surrounding the audience and roving performers. Sounds moved in a horizontal, circular flow around them. During the live performance, live narration was mixed with the sounds and music.

Music included:

Amadou Suso: 'Suso Kunda - Sunjata'

Sophia Tuv: 'My Heart' and 'Walking in the Gardens'

Sound design by Lisa Greenaway. With the assistance of MAV and Omer Haber with speaker installation design and installation, and live show mix,

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/304982087039532/

This project has been supported by The City of Port Phillip through the Cultural Development Fund.

Woven respectfully acknowledges the Yalukit Wilam Clan of the Boon Wurrung where first devised and shown. Woven Pays its Respects to elders both past and present. Woven acknowledges and upholds their continuing relationship to this land.

RAG Theater


Produced By Cathy Horsely, Directed By Scott Gooding and Artistic Accosiate Trudy Radburn. RAG Theatre are an award winning ensemble of performers who create group devised theatre based on the cast's diverse experiences. Melody's, membership to the ensemble lead to rekindling her interest in performance and and inclination to wanting to produce and direct inclusive theatre. Melody has performed in two seasons one of which lead to performing at The Alex Theatre Melbourne Fringe Festival 2017.


The Village Storyteller

The Village Storyteller is a recent character emergence rising from the murky waters bulling and harassment. The Storytellers focus is on sharing a strong message of individuality and self acceptance. The the stories are entertaining, thought provoking, inclusive and open to the general public and involve a small amount of audience participation. For inquiries please got to https://www.facebook.com/MELODYSHOTADE.CREATE/ or please email melodyshotade.create@gmail.com