Jamie, a white person with dark red hair and beard, sits in an electric wheelchair, wearing ripped black jeans and a silver top. Sophie, a white woman with brown hair in blue scrubs is at the side of the image, pulling a leather jacket off Jamie's arm, as Jamie looks at her, camp and poised. The photo was taken by Becky Bailey for the NOT DYING R&D in April 2022.

CRIPtic x Trans Vegas: Trans and Deaf or Disabled Performers

Wanted: trans and deaf or disabled performers to perform at HOME Manchester (paid opportunity – £250) After years of collaboration, including Trans Vegas Director, Kate O’Donnell, directing the original version of Jamie Hale’s NOT DYING, we will be bringing the relaunched version of the show to HOME Manchester on Friday 11th November. To accompany it,…

NOT DYING by Jamie Hale

CRIPtic Arts will be bringing Jamie Hale’s solo show, NOT DYING, to HOME Manchester on the 11th November. This is part of our long-standing collaboration with Kate O’Donnell and Trans Vegas. Jamie Hale first drafted NOT DYING in 2018, when the Barbican Centre commissioned it through their Open Lab programme. There, Trans Creative’s Kate O’Donnell…

Incubate: the next generation of deaf and disabled-led arts organisations

Incubate is a project taking four deaf and/or disabled-led arts organisations through a year of engaged workshops, supporting those arts organisations to grow, change, and develop. For CRIPtic as facilitator, we’re learning the same. In disability arts, we are standing (wheeling?) on the shoulders of giants. Graeae have been making deaf and disabled-led theatre for…
The cover of the report, a turquoise box with the words BEING HYBRID - a cheap and easy guide to hybrid events on it, and the logos for Spread the Word and CRIPtic Arts

Launching BEING HYBRID – our quick, cheap, and easy guide for making your event hybrid

To read more about Being Hybrid, click here. To access it in a range of other formats, click here Why are you launching Being Hybrid? I keep having the same conversation over and over in my disabled writers group chats this summer. “Why is this festival not programming online?”. We had a period of time…
Call out image: the criptic logo and the text 'Call out - NOT DYING d/Dead or Disabled director' sits on a turquoise background

Looking for a DIRECTOR for Jamie Hale’s NOT DYING

Jamie Hale here! I’m delighted to say I’ve received ACE funding for a new Research & Development process on my solo show, NOT DYING. This means I’m recruiting for roles, and especially a director.  The role is open to any deaf or disabled director, but I am particularly interested in finding a director who is…
A photo of Jamie Hale. Jamie is a white person with red hair and a red beard. They sit in their electric wheelchair in front of a brick wall. They are wearing grey jeans, a black roll neck jumper, a green blazer and chucky black glasses. They smile as they look at the camera. The photo is sat on a bright red background, with the words CRIPtic Learnings: Networking

Lessons Learned: Building Networks

We went into CRIPtic 2021 without a very wide network. We certainly had quite a few contacts and offers of support. A lot of our work centred around the few networks we had, which were London-centric, and didn’t reflect the diversity of the disabled community. We were very lucky to receive support from people associated…
A photo of Jamie Hale. Jamie is a white person with red hair and a red beard. They sit in their electric wheelchair in front of a brick wall. They are wearing grey jeans, a black roll neck jumper, a green blazer and chucky black glasses. They smile as they look at the camera. The photo is sat on a bright green background, with the words CRIPtic Learnings: Workload Management

CRIPtic 2021 Lessons Learned: Workload Management

As part of the process of assessing quality and success in our projects, we’re writing a series of blog posts exploring some of the key learnings from our 2021 development programme and showcase. This allows us to reflect on our experiences, our achievements, identify areas for growth, and (hopefully) be of use to other projects…