Trailblazing inclusion advocate, Madeline Stuart, takes the stage

International model & trailblazing inclusion advocate, Madeline Stuart, takes to the stage this October at the ‘Brisbane Fringe Festival’ with her new theatre production ‘Embrace’

Madeline took the world by storm, being the first international supermodel with Down syndrome. Madeline’s second passion has always been dancing, in 2016 she and her mother Rosanne Stuart opened a dance school due to a lack of mainstream dance schools catering for people with disabilities. However, their goals have shifted beyond just dance which led them to the launch of their theatre show ‘Embrace’

InsideOutside’s ‘Embrace’ was the winner of this year’s Fringe Festival Brisbane’s residency. Fringe Brisbane 2022 programme is packed with events and performances across every medium of creative arts imaginable. With Embrace you will step into a world that does not always understand peoples’ differences. Rosanne Stuart Co-owner of InsideOutside has written and directed the theatre production which stars 9 students from InsideOutside Dance, Madeline Stuart, Kala, Jade, Sara, Shoni, Jess, Trent, Denzel and Charley. All students have varying disabilities including Down syndrome, ASD, Turner syndrome, intellectual disability, vision impairment or are legally blind.

The production follows the journey of these 9 individuals as they navigate the difficult challenges that people with disabilities are faced with in the real world. The production is a rollercoaster of emotions, similar to the experience of life with a disability, you will be laughing, crying, uplifted, and motivated for change by the end of the show! The hilarious and thought-provoking script has been paired with outstanding choreography from choreographers Nick Maguire and Shane Dechavez.

The show is an incredible passion of Madeline’s, so much so she has decided not to attend New York Fashion Week this year and turn her attention and efforts to the production instead. Madeline loves her hometown of Brisbane, it holds a special place in her heart being where her international modelling career began. She always enjoys supporting her local events and promoting her hometown. InsideOutside will be touring ‘Embrace’ internationally next year, so they recommend getting in quick before they set off around the globe.

We invite any press to come and review the show or interview our artists, producer, or choreographers. If this interests you, please get in touch with us at [email protected] and we will arrange a free ticket to be set aside for you.

Do not miss the opportunity to see this meaningful performance. Their debut show is on Friday 28 October at 6:00pm. Located at 23 Manning Street South Brisbane.

For more information or tickets visit the Fringe Brisbane website.

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