CRIPtic: the showcase

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CRIPtic is a showcase of D/deaf and disabled artists taking place at the Barbican Centre on Friday the 11th and Saturday the 12th October 2019, being curated by poet and essayist Jamie Hale.

There are so many talented performers emerging from D/deaf & disabled communities, but opportunities to perform on a major stage are rare. When smaller venues cannot meet one’s access needs, the chances to build a career are limited.

CRIPtic will showcase emerging (and emerged) D/deaf and disabled artists. Artists will be selected through a process of open application / pitches, and will be chosen to create a diverse performance, with a variety of people and artforms on display.

As part of the showcase, Jamie Hale will perform NOT DYING, their solo poetry show about life-threatening illness, joy, anger, humour, death, and resilience. The other acts will be selected to complement the themes from this show. The Barbican Centre has a changing places toilet, accessible audience seating, hearing loop, free parking for blue badge holders, and flat access front and backstage. The show will run for two nights, one of which will have captioning and the other BSL interpretation. One of these nights will also be audio-described.

Tickets for CRIPtic go on sale in Spring. To be the first to hear, why not join our email list (link), and follow us on Twitter (link) and Facebook (link).

You can also follow Jamie Hale’s progress with NOT DYING on their Twitter (link) and Facebook (link).

Sign up for email updates on the Barbican ticketing here (link). You can also join their Access Membership scheme for disabled people (link), and their Young Barbican Membership scheme for 14-25s (link).