NOT DYING: A creative residency

This autumn I will be running a creative residency at a London theatre, including offering free performance workshops for disabled artists on the themes of DISABLED JOY and WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN HERE

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For several years I’ve been working on a poetry show exploring my journey through the trauma of illness to a resilient survival that draws on the strength of generations of disabled people. This autumn, I am lucky enough to have a week’s residency at a top London theatre for me to develop the show and myself as a performer, and prepare it to be taken on tour in the Spring.

As part of developing my show, I’m keen to reach out to other communities of disabled artists and explore methods of collaborative working that allow us to create performances that exemplify the variety present amongst disabled artists.

One of the ways I will be doing this is by running two free workshops for disabled artists focused on developing performance skills.


Application deadline extended until midnight, 17th September

DISABLED JOY
9th October
14:00-16:00
Theatre space at the Barbican Centre

A performance workshop on the theme of DISABLED JOY, where participants bring existing work that relates to this theme and explore how to perform it on stage. The workshop is free, and places are limited to six. To find out more, or apply for a place, visit DISABLED JOY (easy read version).


Application deadline extended until midnight, 17th September

WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN HERE
10th October
10:30-12:30
Theatre space at the Barbican Centre

A performance and storytelling workshop called WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN HERE, which will explore how we can communally create a mythology of disabled people in the past, present, and future. The workshop is also free, and places are again limited to six. To find out more, or apply for a place, visit WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN HERE (easy read version).


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