Set in the context of the climate emergency and COVID-19 pandemic, Clock for No Time asks the great existential question: What endures when ‘we’ are gone? It seeks to answer this question by juxtaposing the brain neuropathologies of Simone (who has an Acquired Brain Injury) and her father Ian (who has Alzheimer’s Disease) and how facing the realities of their conditions in the context of a father-daughter relationship may help Simone find the answer.
The play is rooted in the personal experiences of playwright-director Michèle Saint- who lives with an Acquired Brain Injury and her father who passed 2 years ago from Alzheimer’s. These experiences inspired Michèle to make the play as accessible as possible to as many people as possible.
The neurodivergent and dementia friendly main features of this performance are that all shows are relaxed performances, costuming is bold and consistent, extensive signage, a quiet space and stim toys are available as well as visual stories in the Audience Information Pack. All shows feature a combination of Auslan Interpreting and live speech-to-text Captioning as well as a fully Auslan Interpreted final show. All shows are accessible to people who are blind or have low vision with audio recordings, creative audio-descriptive rendered script and 3D textured model, as well as being wheelchair accessible. There will be dedicated trained Access Support workers and a variety of audience viewing stations to suit comfort levels.
It is believed this is the first show in Australia to have this degree of access embedded along with being neurodivergent and dementia-friendly.