Creating accessible art in the face of disablist barriers is itself an act of loving revolution, and I want to bring this surging through theatre, changing it forever.
I want theatre to become more gritty, challenging and subversive – a change that will happen alongside access becoming embedded in the artistic practices of major theatres.
Much of my work addresses both the personal and political, stemming from a need to process.
The music weaves its own world, with its own characters and settings, not necessarily even asking your say-so, which is in turn inspiring (for both life and music).
It’s important now more than ever that we learn to build systems of support and care, instead of isolated incidents of care and I hope my work around this show can do that.
I’ve always been creative and I wasn’t always sure I could be an artist/performer because I never saw anyone who looked like me do what I wanted to do. I guess I stopped waiting for someone else to be the first and jumped in.
I am always trying to find new ways to frame conversations that can feel defunct. A new lens. And to be in playful dialogue with societal issues.
Everything I write, all the horror and all the joy, is to imagine a better world for myself, my peers and anyone else who struggles.
I still got lot to say about our community and to keep inspiring the next generation to show that Deaf/Disabled can do what we dream to do.
“Representation in our arts sector is vital and I am so excited to be able to use my platform to promote equality, diversity and to show that anything is achievable.”