In December 2005 Art Day South presented a major theatre piece The Past Is Under Glass at Theatreworks, St Kilda. Growing out of an idea to explore poetry, the group devised an evocative multimedia performance and accompanying screen print exhibition. Participants were involved in all areas of the production from writing and performing poetry and music; designing and making props, sets and costumes; and creating screen prints for the exhibition.
Jo Cohen, studio coordinator at the time, wrote:
“Poetic verses spilled from the blue coloured lips of the Victorian-costumed performers as they shared glimpses into their lives filled with joy and sadness. Animated words were projected into the blackness, accompanied by pre-recorded voiceovers and a range of performance interpretations, from small and intimate, to large and raucous. Delightful moments of trust and knowledge of each other passed between the performers with a disability and those without, whilst the audience looked on in appreciation.”