At their heart, most age barriers in the arts are disableist. They create barriers that prevent disabled people having equity of access to opportunities. Their assumption that age is representative of life-stage, career-stage, or the point of development someone is at ignores the different experiences of disabled people. Age is sometimes relevant. Sometimes we need to use age barriers in the arts as a proxy to redress a specific underrepresentation, or encourage specific groups. This might include awards for people who started their practice later in life, or to encourage teenagers to consider creative industries, but these are a minority.…
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Podcast: Lata Nobes
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Associate Director: Lata Nobes
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.
Podcast: Jamie Hale
In the first episode we sit down with the brains behind the company… Jamie Hale! We discuss all things CRIPtic, the Barbican performance and what is next for Jamie. Grab a cuppa and come join us for the first episode! Jamie Hale is a queer / crip artist, curator, poet, writer, playwright, actor, facilitator, trainer and director – otherwise known as ‘busy’, ‘interdisciplinary’, or ‘indecisive’. They create poetry, comedy, scriptwriting, and drama for page, stage, and screen and in Feb 2021 won the Evening Standard Future Theatre Fund Award in Directing/Theatre-Making. Jamie currently works as Artistic Director at CRIPtic –…