The 'd' Monologues: A Lecture-Performance by Kaite O'Reilly
DATE / TIME
2 Nov, Sat
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
VENUEThe Arts House, Play Den
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This session is in English
This lecture-performance scripted by award-winning writer and disability activist Kaite O' Reilly celebrates difference and challenges preconceptions of disability. 15 years in the making and inspired by interviews with disabled people across the world, 'd' Monologues' launch at the Festival puts an emphasis on the lived experience of disability in Singapore. Come experience performers subverting the language of ableism and celebrate all the possibilities of human variety.
Produced by Access Path Productions
Access Path Productions, the creative education wing of EnCre8, believes the public should have access to a quality cultural life and artistic community. We ethically and respectively present theatrical projects and human experiences centered on the narratives and talents of the marginalized and invisible.
Our coordination and facilitation of community- based care and support via the arts strives to break down social barriers, challenge processes of art making for and with local audiences.
Playwright and poet Kaite O'Reilly has won many awards, including the Ted Hughes Award for New Works in Poetry for Persians. Widely published and produced, she works internationally. A veteran of the UK’s Disabled People’s Movement, her 2018 International Unlimited Commission And Suddenly I Disappear: The Singapore/UK ‘d’ Monologues was a dialogue about difference and diversity, premiering in Singapore and transferring to London’s Southbank. It is published by Oberon. www.kaiteoreilly.com
Photo credit: P. Zarrilli
Danial Bawthan (Wheelsmith)
Danial Bawthan, or Wheelsmith, is an award-winning music producer, rapper, and wheelchair rugby player for Team Singapore. He performed with Singaporean celebrities for the President’s Star Charity 2016 and made his debut as a sound engineer, composing soundscapes for the theatre production And Suddenly I Disappear, the Singapore/UK 'd' Monologues. He also performed at the National Day Parade 2019.
Grace Lee Khoo is the Founder and Creative Development Director of Access Path Productions. A director, performer, educator, producer, and researcher who works internationally, she completed her MA in applied theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (2016), her BA from the National University of Singapore’s Theatre Studies Program (2009), and PGDE from the National Institute of Education (2010). In 2017, Grace was an international artist-in-residence at Graeae Theatre Company (London).