Created from verbatim interviews and shaped with music, physical theatre, and passive aggression, this 'gem of a production' (Adelaide Theatre Guide) explores what it's like being disabled when surrounded by empty gestures, echoing platitudes and wannabe heroes. Edmonds original show 'sets to redefine social narratives of what it means to have visible and invisible disabilities' (Fest Magazine).
'Have you tried yoga?' is one part autobiographical, nine parts necessary.
"Real and Raw" ABC Radio.
★★★★1/2 "Provocative and touches many raw nerves" Glam Adelaide.
★★★★1/2 "It is the execution that makes this piece powerful" All Over Adelaide.
★★★★"But there’s art, like Rachel Edmonds’...and thank goodness for that, because we need this conversation" Indaily.
★★★★"An important piece of theatre" Fest Magazine.
★★★★"A strong and powerful play...smart, incisive and surprisingly entertaining" Adelaide Theatre Guide.
★★★★"You will laugh, groan, and cry - often all in the same breath" What did she think.
"The audience reaction said it all." Weekend Notes Melbourne.
Warning: Contains moderate coarse language, adult themes(self harm or suicide), sexual harassment
“A myriad of blood sodden sanitary napkins, bowel movements and kinky connotations of walking sticks in a world that chooses to sanitise the unfamiliar...We see a woman with the guts and determination to make the invisible visible.” - All Over Adelaide
"'Have you tried yoga?' tackles the toxic notions of what it means to have a disability, by rebuking the wider narrative that disabilities are confining or burdensome, and by bluntly telling anyone with homeopathic or wellness strategies to, quite explicitly, "f**k off." - Fest Magazine
"I came away from this show feeling truly validated for the first time in a very long time. I felt like I was normal in a world that can't see my suffering. I am truly thankful for Rachel's determination and passion to say things I don't or can't." - Audience Review 'Amy'