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The B-Side: On Devising, Rehearsing and Performing

Programmed in partnership with Battersea Arts Centre

In this presentation, neuro-divergent (ND) performance artist Liselle Terret will be asking: How can we disrupt the mainstream-conventional-rehearsal / devising process through a feminist, Crip and queer framework in order to create accessible and inclusive performance approaches that ultimately seduce and implicate audiences in active re-considerations of their own lives? How can theatre-making processes be deployed to enable, include, champion and celebrate the creativity of neuro-diverse and learning-disabled artists?

Liselle will discuss and share examples of a number of productions and projects that has she devised and directed as well as he solo-parodic-performance work in order to offer an insight into her evolving artistic practice that centres on an ethic of care and disruption.  Most recently Liselle has been directing a drag duo ‘Homos & Humous’,  1721-The Molly House and Not F**kin’ Sorry! At Soho Theatre (2019/2022 with Not Your  Circus Dog (aka The Dogs). Liselle has recently been awarded the Foyles Foundation Commission (one of three recipients) and is now developing a new piece of work:  Doris La Trine age 52, Jewish, ex-bulimic, ADHD single mum with a fear of intimacy that builds upon her early touring solo-performance Doris La Trine’s Flushed.

Experience notes: The artist will share her practice with the live audience. This will be followed by a Q & A opportunity. 

ASL Interpretation will be offered.



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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From May 15, 2022
to May 15, 2022

Tickets are FREE — donations happily accepted.


Cafe, online

Performance Dates

May 15 @ 3:30 pm – ONLINE
May 15 @ 3:30 pm – IRL

This performance is 90 minutes

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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.