The CRIP Monologues

The CRIP Monologues

curated by Jamie Hale

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The crippled body is an object of disgust and fascination, delight and suspicion. Existing within one is an experience of being stared at, but rarely seen. Nobody wants to be caught staring at disabled people – what happens when they are?

The CRIP Monologues consists of a series of monologues written by crips, rehearsed in a devised manner and performed by an ensemble cast. We are people who can’t enter a room without being stared at, at least not in a good way. This time we’re staring back.

The monologues explore what it is to live within a body that is notably other – notably different – and notably crip. To exist within this body is to be analysed, touched, manipulated. Your physical form is someone’s job – whether cleaning, watering, or treating. Through the monologues we will question themes of consent and medical coercion, vulnerability and care, but also celebrate love, sex, growth, and change.

The CRIP Monologues are currently in R&D.


  • Jamie Hale sits naked in their electric wheelchair, surrounded by cameras on tripods. Jamie is a white person with red hair cropped in a buzz cut. Their black wheelchair harness straps and catheter bag are visible behind the cameras.

Creative Team

Image: Jamie Hale, a white person with red hair and beard looks directly towards the camera with a confident smile. They sit in their electric wheelchair in front of vivid red/orange photographers banner, wearing black jeans, a ribbed black turtleneck and a silver floral blazer. A shock of bright pink and orange eyeshadow brings out their green eyes.

Jamie Hale

Curator & Dramaturg
Photo of Jamil Dhillon. Jamil is wearing a blue fluffy jacket and black t shirt sitting in his powerchair with a small manbag slung over his left shoulder.

Jamil Dhillon

Black & White headshot of Caitlin Richards. Caitlin is a white woman with long brown hair and hazel eyes. She looks softly towards the camera. She is wearing a black jumper and small gold hoops. Behind her is a brick wall.

Caitlin Richards


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