This is the front of an artist announcement card for Oli. The design is styled on an American baseball card. The card has a thin white border and the rest of the card is black with turquoise accents. On the left hand corner, there is a triangular cross section of a photo of Oli. In it, Oli - a white non-binary person - has bleached hair and is dressed in a light blue jumper that reads ‘kind human.’ Oli stands in the foreground next to a microphone that is hanging from the ceiling. They have a focused expression and their mouth is slightly open. To the right of the photo, there is the artist's name, Oli, pronouns, they/them, website, clumsybodies.com/oli-isaac/, and artistic practice, theatremaker. Below this is a short artist biography, which reads an artist working across poetry, film, and theatre to explore the failures of language. In a turquoise rectangle below this, the card highlights what the artist’s role is within CRIPtic. For Oli this reads stuttering and speech therapy. Below this are the artist’s social media handles @oliisaac_.

Oli Isaac

Oli Isaac, a multidisciplinary artist exploring the failures of language, is mentored by Robert Softley Gale.

‘Dear Tongue-Tied-Tongue’ is a multimedia performance that plays with the speech therapy exercises Oli was given growing up. Resisting how speech therapy can frame the stutterer as being the problem, Oli stages an ode to their stutter to challenge the shame and guilt placed on people with speech impediments. A reclamation of language through poetry and performance, ‘Dear Tongue-Tied-Tongue’ seeks celebration amidst the battle Oli waged on their tongue and body growing up.


Bibi June

Bibi June, a ‘drag-horror’ artist with a show about parasociality, is mentored by Sin Wai Kin.

Bibi June has gone missing, and The Poet needs your help to find them. In this 25-minute poetry show, you will learn every detail surrounding their strange disappearance. If you can help him solve the mystery, it might not yet be too late.

‘Homage: Can You Help Me Find Bibi June?’ is a piece about parasocial relationships, visibility, and consent. It questions how we relate to artists, each other, and ourselves, and how we reproduce power structures within our communities.

This is the front of an artist announcement card for Bibi. The design is styled on an American baseball card. The card has a thin white border and the rest of the card is black with turquoise accents. On the left hand corner, there is a triangular cross section of a photo of Bibi June, a mixed race non-binary person. Bibi is Dutch-Indonesian, with short red curly hair. They wear thin gold-framed glasses and they are looking up into the distance while they rest their head in one hand. A shaft of golden light falls across their eyes. They are wearing a white t-shirt.To the right of the photo, there is the artist's name, Bibi June, pronouns, they/them, and artistic practice, poets & performance maker. Below this is a short artist biography, which reads a poet and maker of strange, spooky and joyful art. Their work focuses on queerness, climate justice, and post-apocalyptic stories. In a turquoise rectangle below this, the card highlights what the artist’s role is within CRIPtic. For Bibi this reads drag-horror, parasociality and power. Below this are the artist’s social media handles @beebejune, @BibiJuneS, and a quote selected by the artist. This reads: Abolish police, prisons, and capitalism.

This is the back of an artist announcement card for Tink Flaherty. The design is styled on an American baseball card. The card has a thin white border. At the top of the card, there is a thick black band with the artist name, Tink Flaherty, and a description of their role in CRIPtic, as YYY. Below this, there is a black and white portrait photograph of Tink Flaherty. In it Tink is looking away from the lens, it is a sunny day, early evening on a council estate in central London. They are wearing a crisp white shirt buttoned to the top and a denim jacket. They have blue eyes and a short mod haircut.. Below the photo, there is a large black and white logo which reads CRIPtic.

Tink Flaherty

Tink’s film shows self-hitting from the perspective of an autistic person, considering care and how this ritual so often framed as ‘disturbing, messy and abject’ is also a piece of art – beautiful and unapologetic


Miss Jacqui

Miss Jacqui, a spoken-word artist and singer is telling stories, mentored by Mandy Colleran

Jacqui’s piece uses poetry and music to explore what intersectionality really means and is centred on exploring what it means to be a black woman and disabled. 

Her piece also considers how access can be thought about from the beginning of the creative process to enhance the performance. I want to look at the performance as a whole from my writing to the music and sound to the lighting and how those things coexist in an accessible world.

This is the front of an artist announcement card for Miss Jacqui. The design is styled on an American baseball card. The card has a thin white border and the rest of the card is black with turquoise accents. On the left hand corner, there is a triangular cross section of a photo of Miss Jacqui. Miss Jacqui is a Black woman with lots of curly hair. She is looking at the camera and is wearing a beige coloured top. She is seated outdoors surrounded by trees and plants. To the right of the photo, there is the artist's name, Miss Jacqui, pronouns, she/her, website, www.missjacqui.co.uk, and artistic practice, spoken-word artist and songwriter. Below this is a short artist biography, which reads Miss Jacqui is about all things poetry and all things music. She wants her poetry and music to help her listeners to see the world differently. In a turquoise rectangle below this, the card highlights what the artist’s role is within CRIPtic. For Miss Jacqui this reads artist using spoken word and music to tell stories. Below this are the artist’s social media handles @IAmMissJacqui, and a quote selected by the artist. This reads: You have no choice but to stand out.

This is the front of an artist announcement card for Alice. The design is styled on an American baseball card. The card has a thin white border and the rest of the card is black with turquoise accents. On the left hand corner, there is a triangular cross section of a photo of Alice. A portrait photograph, Alice wears clear circle glasses, a purple and white striped T-shirt with her hair half up half down. To the right of the photo, there is the artist's name, Alice, pronouns, she/her, website, www.linktr.ee/alicechristinacorrigan, and artistic practice, Composer & Performer. Below this is a short artist biography, which reads A North-west based artist passionate about breaking accessible barriers within theatre by embedding sound design, creative captioning and animation work. In a turquoise rectangle below this, the card highlights what the artist’s role is within CRIPtic. For Alice this reads creator/performer of a one woman show titled ‘Past Life’. Below this are the artist’s social media handles @aliceccorrigan, and a quote selected by the artist. This reads: The future of theatre is accessible.

Alice Christina-Corrigan

Alice Christina-Corrigan, with a one-woman show, ‘Past Life’ exploring a break-up, is mentored by Amy Trigg.

‘Past Life’ Is a one woman show with embedded access. Inspired by Tame Impala’s album ‘Currents’ this show follows our lead and ‘Betty the brain’ on a journey through heartbreak, happiness, self discovery, grief and acceptance.

Intertwining creative captioning, BSL, animation, descriptive language and accompanied by a soundscape, the show is a sensory exploration of what it feels like to go through a breakup, and how sometimes it is okay to not be okay.


Tom Ryalls

Tom Ryalls’s special commission was originally a digital piece – but blew us away – so we asked them to do it live! It is a fun, fit, and active exploration of the capitalist-individualist approach to self-care. Part send-up, part genuine interrogation, it asks how much that concept has to offer us – and the ways in which we’re limited by it.

This is the front of an artist announcement card for Tom Ryalls. The design is styled on an American baseball card. The card has a thin white border and the rest of the card is black with turquoise accents. On the left hand corner, there is a triangular cross section of a photo of Tom Ryalls. In it, Tom is standing on stage, he is a caucasian boy with short-ish white hair. He is wearing round, plastic blue glasses and a black buttoned up polo shirt. To the right of the photo, there is the artist's name, Tom Ryalls, pronouns, he/they, website, www.boyandpen.com, and artistic practice, theatremaker. Below this is a short artist biography, which reads on a mission to change who gets to imagine the future because we have the potential to imagine more than we do now. In a turquoise rectangle below this, the card highlights what the artist’s role is within CRIPtic. For Tom Ryalls this reads selfcare: helpful, or sedating us against the need for revolution?. Below this are the artist’s social media handles @BoyAndPen, and a quote selected by the artist. This reads: Accessible - and tacky af.

This is the front of an artist announcement card for MC Geezer. The design is styled on an American baseball card. The card has a thin white border and the rest of the card is black with turquoise accents. On the left hand corner, there is a triangular cross section of a photo of MC Geezer. MC Geezer is a white man with short hair and a short beard. He is wearing black glasses and a red polo shirt, and is standing outside some buildings in Hackney. To the right of the photo, there is the artist's name, MC Geezer, pronouns, he/him, website, soundcloud.com/mc-geezerdeafrave, and artistic practice, the Deaf MC. Below this is a short artist biography, which reads A Deaf rapper/bassline producer rapping about the struggle we disabled people face and how we continue to break down barriers. In a turquoise rectangle below this, the card highlights what the artist’s role is within CRIPtic. For MC Geezer this reads hyping up the crowd to spread a positive message. Below this are the artist’s social media handles @mcgeezer1 @mcgeezerfari, and a quote selected by the artist. This reads: We come as one: love, peace and unity.

MC Geezer

MC Geezer, a Deaf rapper and bassline producer will hype up the crowd mentored by Kris Halpin

MC Geezer will be bringing both new music, as well as old classics to CRIPtic. His work will be focused on creating a piece of music with my drum machine and working with other performers to collaborate, creating something unique, powerful and impactful.

DJ Chinaman (Troi Lee)

Troi Lee, who is also known as DJ Chinaman, is the founder of Deaf Rave, and will be collaborating with one of our lead artists, MC Geezer, as part of his set.