Off The Record

Co-produced by Force Majeure and Carriageworks in partnership with Dance Integrated Australia

How much of yourself do you reveal to the outside world?

Whilst we like being heard, there may be consequences to over-sharing. So, over time we learn to keep our inner voice quiet; to abide by ‘acceptable’ behaviours. But away from society’s judging eyes, would you behave differently?

Off The Record is a light-hearted exploration of the rituals that govern the way we live; weighing up the consequences of playing it safe and toeing the line, versus breaking the rules.

In this Australian premiere, Force Majeure and Dance Integrated Australia bring together a diverse group of artists to consider life ‘off-the-record’.

Creative Team

Directors Danielle Micich and Philip Channells
Set & Lighting Benjamin Cisterne
Sound Kingsley Reeve
Text Dramaturg Zoe Coombs Marr
Performers Jana Castillo, Alex Jones, Gerard O’Dwyer, Marnie Palomares and Neil Phipps

Touring History

Premiered at Carriageworks, 17 – 20 August 2016


Off The Record is Auslan interpreted by performer Neil Phipps. Audience members may also access Audio Description. If you have any questions about accessibility, please don’t hesitate to contact Colm O’Callaghan on 02 8571 9086 or email

Thank You

Off The Record is commissioned by Carriageworks for the National Arts and Disability Strategy New Normal.

The project is supported by the NSW Government through the NSW Department of Family and Community Services and Arts NSW and by devolved funding administered by Accessible Arts (AARTS) on behalf of the Lifetime Care and Support Authority (LTCSA).

Photo: Gregory Lorenzutti


Off The Record

“A celebration of liberating, primal desire beyond the complexities, lies and painful revelations we all experience but which can be overwhelming for those disadvantaged by physical, intellectual and emotional limitations”
Real Time Read More

“I wanted to know much more about these people — imperfect as we all are but significantly more honest about it”
Deborah Jones, The Australian Read More

“A thought-provoking work that creeps up on you as you get to know the characters, charming you with its gentle humour and moments of surprising tenderness”
Limelight Magazine Read More

Photos: Zan Wimberley