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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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.