The B-Side: Inclusive Devised Theatre Practice
Presented by The Theatre Centre in partnership with Battersea Arts Centre
‘Liselle’s work is filthy, dirty, shameful, all too personal and at the same time – glorious. Grotesque, powerful, political, detailed & delicate’. – Simon Casson, Duckie
This workshop is two-fold. Liselle will share insights into the development of her solo performance practice ‘Doris La Trine’s Flushed’ and in doing so will reveal how this journey led to her developing an inclusive artistic practice that centres on an ethic of care, framed within Kafer’s Political-Relational Model of Disability (2013) which she uses as a devising-framework for working with others. This workshop aims to be inclusive, participative and led by care and disruption. Participants will have the opportunity to try out some of Liselle’s evolving creative practices as a way of creating their own material.
Liselle is a neuro-divergent (ND) performance artist. She foregrounds this identification through feminist, Crip & queer approaches to her solo work, teaching and directing, centring on an ethic of care, equity, collaboration and disruption, bringing the lived experience of learning disabled and ND artists to the forefront of her practice.
Liselle is the director of Not Your Circus Dog Collective! (Not F**kin’ Sorry! at Soho Theatre 2019 & 2022); Molly House for Duckie’s, Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens (2021) and has toured solo and collaborative work as Doris La Trine since 2007. She curated and hosted Wickedly Wild Women Cabaret for WoW, Southbank Centre & Royal Court Theatre, Take-Up Space Cabaret in 2018. She has also performed with Annie Sprinkle at Chelsea Theatre. Liselle is an Associate Professor of Performance at the University of East London.
This workshop is free with advance registration and limited to 12 participants.
Please contact us to request access accommodations.
ASL will be available for most performances. The Theatre Centre is a physically accessible venue with barrier-free washrooms on each floor and a lift for public use.
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Hybrid by Design is made possible by the Canada Council for the Arts Digital Now Fund, and the Department of Heritage Canada Arts Presentation Fund.