:: In Any Language: Inclusive Performance

In this demonstration, playwright and theatre maker Kaite O’Reilly will talk about her work over twenty five years in inclusive practice. A leading figure in the UK’s disability arts scene, and an award-winning ‘mainstream’ playwright, she will reflect on her work within disability culture, collaborations between hearing and deaf artists, and in inclusive productions. She will show video examples of her use of the ‘aesthetics of access’ from In Water I’m Weightless (National Theatre Wales / Southbank Centre / Unlimited Festival), spoken / visual languages in Woman of Flowers and other work from her selected inclusive plays Atypical Plays for Atypical Actors (Oberon). There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion about best practice and what she views as the future of theatre: inclusive performance.

Date / Time 30.10.2016(Sun)1pm – 3pm
Speaker Kaite O’Reilly
Quota 40(First come, first served)
Medium of Instruction English
Venue HKREP Rehearsal Hall No.1
(6/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre)
Fee Free
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Kaite O’Reilly

Kaite O’Reilly has won many awards for her work including the Peggy Ramsay Award, M.E.N. best play of the year and the Ted Hughes Award for New Works in Poetry for her new version of Aeschylus’s Persians for National Theatre Wales. In 2012 she received a Cultural Olympiad Commission for In Water I’m Weightless produced by National Theatre Wales at Southbank Centre as part of the official festival celebrating the London Olympic and Paralympics.

In 2014 she had productions in translation in Estonia, Belgium, Taiwan and a UK tour of Woman of Flowers. Playing ‘the Maids’ with Theatre P’Yut (Korea), Gaitkrash (Ireland) and The Llanarth Group (Wales) premiered in Cardiff in early 2015, and Cosy premiered in March 2016 at the Wales Millennium Centre, also directed by Phillip Zarrilli. This script, and others around human difference and disability are published in Atypical Plays for Atypical Actors, published by Oberon Books.

Further information www.kaiteoreilly.com
She blogs about creativity and process at www.kaiteoreilly.wordpress.com or on
twitter @kaiteoreilly


Playwright of the 9 fridas, Kaite O’Reilly shares her experience on her work in inclusive practice and explains why we need to push for cultural change.