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.”
In the most recent CRIPtic workshop, the focus was on Arts Council funding – how to get it, what to do with it. I’ve applied for ACE funding before – both times…
CRIPtic meets Jess Thom: ‘Creativity can be a catalyst for change’ For deaf and disabled creatives working in the arts, it’s easier to produce art which is accessible to ourselves, with access…
I’m a disabled writer working across performance, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Last month, I was invited to attend half the workshops on the CRIPtic programme as a notetaker and blogger, and jumped…
My vision to see more Deaf and disabled artists increase, more opportunities behind the stages and roles within the theatre. There needs to be more access and inclusion.