Creative

I work as a multi-disciplinary creative, with a range of current projects. You can find examples of my work on my publications and poems pages or by buying Shield, read about my performances or learn more about my work on my reviews and features and interviews pages.


Current projects include:


Screenwriting

I am currently writing an original series for Channel 4, with Gaumont, about a trans man coming to terms with his past. I also have three other projects in development – an adaption of my solo show, NOT DYING, for television, a romcom about a queer, disabled couple (with Hayleigh Barclay), and a series about genetic inheritance, with an anti-tragic approach to progressive disability.


CRIPtic Arts

Founded by myself in 2019, CRIPtic Arts is an Arts Council England-funded support, development, production, and showcasing organisation for work by and for deaf and disabled people in the arts. We offer year-round workshops, mentoring, training, and development, and a biannual showcase.


Poetry

Shield

One of the three Jerwood Poetry Fellows in 2021-2022 and a previous London Writers’ Awards winner, my first poetry pamphlet, Shield was published in January 2021. With thanks to the Jerwood Fellowship, I am currently working on my first full collection.

‘These are arresting, heart-stopping poems lit with a rare intensity. Hale’s poems don’t pull any punches, they explore what it is to live in a body and on the way touch the centre of the fragility deep inside all of us. Humane poems that will make you ache.’ 

– Mona Arshi

NOT DYING

NOT DYING – solo poetry, narrative storytelling and comedy show

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Winning the Evening Standard Future Theatre Fund Award for Directing & Theatremaking, and shortlisted for Best Spoken Word Show in the Saboteur Awards 2021, NOT DYING is my solo poetry and spoken-word show, combining poetry, comedy, narrative storytelling and drama. It is currently undergoing a Research & Development process to renew it three years after it was first written, and is available for performance live and online as a film shot by Samuel Dore.

“an acerbically funny and deeply thought-provoking monologue […] Hale is a compelling and witty performer who makes you laugh and reflect in equal measure” – Agnes Carrington-Windo, Plays to See


Previously…

Some of my previous work has included:

More can be found here