The team behind CRIPtic
As well as a line-up of talented artists, there is a team of D/deaf and disabled people working behind the scenes to put CRIPtic together.
Jamie Hale is a part-human part-cyborg poet//performer whose creative work narrates the agency and urgency of living as a disabled person in the world. They are an experienced performer at venues including the Tate Modern, Barbican Centre, and Lyric Hammersmith, and are bringing their interest in the explosive potential of disability arts to CRIPtic, which they are curating. CRIPtic contains Jamie’s own solo show, NOT DYING, followed by a series of commissioned artists exploring and exploding the themes of NOT DYING into a joyful, angry, resilient celebration of disabled people.
Shereen is a dedicated and versatile creative practitioner, not only with an excellent academic background in the arts but also an outstanding attitude to work, growth and inspiring a younger generation into theatre. Alongside her BA and MA, Shereen has worked as an actor, director, facilitator, stage manager, creative producer and many more. Her area of work centres around intersectional identity, current and historical politics, education and diversifying the theatre, as seen on our London stages. Shereen has recently trained in directing and facilitation with Talawa on Creating Routes 2018-2019, and undergone the Making Theatre with Young Peoples course with Company Three. Shereen’s recent directing credits include; Assistant Directing seven methods of killing kylie jenner at the Royal Court, and Co – Directing and producing Bitchcraft at Tristan Bates Theatre.
Lucy C Hayward is a playwright and producer director who creates work which is accessible for blind and visually impaired audiences by using integrated access rather than relying on audio description. She is currently associate artist at Birmingham Old Rep and completing a Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme placement with Talking Birds Theatre. She has developed her writing through the National Theatre, First Bite Festival, DaDa Fest, OJS Open Doors, International Women’s Day and Brighton Fringe where she was shortlisted for best new play.
Lucy is focused on supporting the development of local midlands artists and is creating opportunities for blind and visually impaired children and young people.
Workshop: A Series of Unexpected Constraints
As part of the wider CRIPtic project, a free workshop for up to 6 D/deaf and disabled artists will be run by Abi Palmer (date TBC)
Abi Palmer is an experimental artist and writer. Her installation, ‘Crip Casino’, is an interactive gambling arcade, exploring the wellness industry and institutionalised spaces (Tate Modern, Somerset House, 2019). Her forthcoming book ‘Sanatorium’ navigates the experience of her queer disabled body on land and in water (Penned in the Margins, 2020).
‘A Series of Unexpected Constraints’ is a workshop about using our own lived experience of constraint and daily barriers to develop innovative new writing. We will explore classic techniques from Oulipian, interventionist and Fluxus movements. We’ll be talking creativity and constraint, and designing a series of quick, absurd interventions to maintain play and creative development, even in the face of unpredictable obstacles.
This workshop is especially ideal for anyone who feels their creativity is marginalised due to the limits of time, their bodies, or Being An Adult (TM).
If you have access requirements you would like to discuss, please contact email@example.com.
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Carrie is a 30 year-old disability blogger and freelance writer from the west midlands, with a BA (Hons) in Art & Design and English Literature. She has written for Disability Horizons, Muscular Dystrophy Trailblazers and Limitless Travel among others. She has been fortunate to conduct interviews with many notable disabled figures including award-winning Emmerdale actor James Moore, who has cerebral palsy, and CRIPtic performer Jackie Hagan!
Carrie is a non-ambulatory wheelchair-user with the progressive condition congenital muscular dystrophy. Website: www.lifeontheslowlane.co.uk