Do you identify as disabled and/or Deaf and/or with disability?
Statement about practice:
I love performing. I want to show how much I love it by doing it. I do what I do because I want to while I still can. My disability is degenerative so while I'm going well, I grasp that with everything I can. Performance for me is to use my body in all the ways possible - voice, movement, acting, comedy, drama, fear. I have done it all and I want to do more. I also feel that bringing others in, either in performative collaboration or as spectator, will broaden my experience and knowledge. Performance is life for me.
Other identity/ies? Intersectionalities you may like to declare (not compulsory) eg, POC, queer etc
Why do you do what you do?
For me, the purpose of art is not just to reveal your own truth, but to do so in a way that motivates others to connect with something in theirs. Creativity is about pushing boundaries and empowering others.
What are you looking for?
I am looking for performance that is accessible in every way. Things that are not only physically accessible but also financially and by being inclusive. Of course paid work is always beneficial but all experience adds to a performers creative cooking pot. I also dream of being able to audition for a show and not feel like I am being harshly scrutinised or regarded with different eyes because of my disability. So a much more level playing field would be great. I would love to be able to build on my skill set by having access to classes in creativity because most of those are either too expensive or the time required for a participant is not conducive to the life of a PWD. Performance should be for all and we should all share in it!