Nanik Indarti, is the founder and initiator of the Unique Project Theatre. She is graduated from Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta, Special Region of Yogyakarta. She is as a person with Achondroplasia which is characterized by a stunted body and disproportionate body size such as height 90 -135 cm. Nanik Indarti founded the “Unique Project Theatre” which is a community in the field of art consisting of little people. With it, they can express themselves through theater arts freely.
She successfully made a theater performance entitled "The Same Shoes". The performance uses a grant from Cipta Media Ekspresi. This fund is intended for women who are actively working in the field of arts and culture. This performance was held on November 16th, 2018 at Pendhapa Art Space, Krapyak, Panggungharjo Village, Bantul Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta.
Theatrical performances entitled "The Same Shoes" which involved seven women and four men with dwarf bodies from various cities such as Malang, Blitar, Banyuwangi, Surabaya, Aceh, Kalimantan, Kulon Progo, and Yogyakarta. This event also collaborated with Flying Balloons Puppet, Shadow Batik, Multimedia, and Music. This describes an extraordinary story about the life journey of a person with Achondroplasia who is considered less than perfect because of the body size. The right size of shoes is an important benchmark for creating comfort in using shoes. They encountered problems with the size of shoes because they are not sold in stores in Indonesia, instead of they get shoes only for children and do not fit for them. The size for the shoes is actually 31 cm. No matter the size of shoes and body, they can prove their worth to everyone even if they have weaknesses. They can rise up to face the challenges in front of them and fight for themselves as human beings. Theatrical performances are what they prove that perfection is not a regulation that is mutually agreed to but, on the every for soul who followed through it.
Nanik Indarti and friends together voiced the rights of persons with disabilities through theatrical performances. They often get problems such as discrimination against the persons of Achondroplasia. For example, bullying in a job that does not meet company criteria such as a minimum height of 165 cm, a beautiful and attractive body appearance; frequent exploitation and ridicule that become a laughing stock for them, especially in the world of entertainment; they don't get proper access to education and public transportation because of bullying who are said to be dwarfs. In accessing public transportation, they cannot ride motorbikes for adults so motorbikes must be modified with suitable model for them.