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(It's no) drama

Samara is the Artistic Director of (it’s no) drama. Founded by Emily Ardley in 2015, (it’s no) drama is a physical theatre ensemble for individuals with and without disabilities living in South Gippsland.


The ensemble explores ideas and stories that express diverse ways of seeing and being in the world. (it’s no) drama is committed to artistic excellence in practice and performance. In her role as director, Samara forges strong connections with professional artists locally and abroad to ensure its performance work and community outreach workshops are situated firmly in the contemporary, professional theatre and performance realm.


At present, (it’s no) drama is branching out into circus skill development with a view to participating in the 2021 Fish Parade as part of the Fish Creek Summer Carnival.

Recent work – 


Party of One 

Real. Not Real 

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