Explore how theatre artists, regardless of their identity, can create a queer friendly rehearsal room and creative process.
Run by Double Water Sign, namely Bridget Balodis, Kai Bradley and Rachel Perks, this four-hour workshop will involve discussions, work in small groups and practical exercises. Amongst other things, it will look at gender accessible language, intuitive devising processes, rehearsal room hierarchies and how to frame the body.
Traditional rehearsal practices support the making of a certain type of work; work that is white, cis-normative and hetero-centric. As we challenge and open conversations around form and content, so too must we challenge practice. We think it’s important to articulate and share queer practice, fostering it within the community, so that it can offer a robust alternative to traditional theatre-making. We believe that feminist theatre making should always be intersectional in its approach, and work to include and celebrate the voices of queer, Trans and gender non-conforming artists.
Led by two non-binary artists and a cis-lesbian, this will be a safe and welcoming workshop designed to begin a conversation with emerging artists on making queer theatre, working with queer artists and getting comfortable with inclusive language.
Image credit: Sarah Walker.
Double Water Sign are the makers of ANGRY SEXX, GROUND CONTROL and MORAL PANIC. They blend devised and text based theatre, using speculative fiction to imagine queer feminist futures. Their work seeks to disrupt conventional narratives and explore how new modes and forms of storytelling are needed in order to tell the stories of those who have historically been excluded from the canon.