Chwarae Teg

Womenspire Awards 2018

We are delighted that our Patron, Kaite O’Reilly, has won the Creative Award at this year’s Chwarae Teg Womenspire Awards.

The following is a description of the category –

“The creative sector is increasingly important to not only the Welsh culture but the Welsh economy. This award will be given to a woman who personifies the best of the sector; pushing the boundaries through creativity and putting Wales on the map. They use their position and skills to support and encourage other women to be represented across all creative platforms.”

Kaite has worked tirelessly to provide opportunities for women in the arts over many years, as a playwright, mentor and disability arts activist. We send her our warmest congratulations for the recognition she deserves.

Unlimited

Announcing the New Unlimited Commissions…!

unlimited logoA performance exploring female desire, sexuality and neoliberalism, a roving installation celebrating mind-wandering and magic carpets, the formation of a House of disabled Vogue ball performers, and a dance between two bodies of air feature amongst our arts-commissioning programme Unlimited’s 24 incredible new commissions and awards, with over £945,000 going directly to making these ambitious artworks happen.

DAC are delighted that their Patron, Kaite O’Reilly, has been awarded an Unlimited International Commission to create the Singapore ‘d’ monologues with Ramesh Meyyappan, Peter Sau, Grace Khoo, Lim Lee Lee, Sara Beer and director Phillip Zarrilli. Kaite said – 

“The Singapore ‘d’ Monologues is an international theatrical dialogue of difference, disability, and what it is to be human, from opposite sides of the world. Inspired by previously unrecorded disabled experience, fictionalised monologues will be precedented across multiple languages (spoken/projected/visual), incorporating aesthetics of access. This performance will set an important precedent: the first multilingual, intercultural, disability-led theatre project created between the UK and Singapore.”

Congratulations also go to Chloe Clarke for her theatre piece, ‘The Importance of Being Described – Earnestly’; Lloyd Coleman and the Paraorchestra and artist Rachel Gadsden.

Click here to read the full announcement!

Llanarth Group

Told By The Wind

told-11-bannerCo-Creators: Kaite O’Reilly

Jo Shapland , Phillip Zarrilli

Performers: Jo Shapland, Phillip Zarrilli

 

Told by the Wind is a performance of movement and text that ‘dances’ an inner landscape and invites the audience to enter an imaginative space of possibilities. Critics have described the performance as ‘hypnotic’, ‘contemplative’, ‘mesmerising,’ and ‘hauntingly poetic’.

 

Told by the Wind previewed at the Evora Portugese festival, premiered in the UK, and has toured internationally to Berlin, Chicago, Poland, and most recently Tokyo. The show was co-created by an interdisciplinary team of artists working internationally including award-winning playwright/dramaturg Kaite O’Reilly (Ted Hughes Award for New Works of Poetry for The Persians with National Theatre Wales), Jo Shapland (dancer/ choreographer/performance-maker) and performer Phillip Zarrilli (Artistic Director/Llanarth Group).

 

Small World Theatre, Bath House Road, Cardigan SA43 1JY

Sunday

October 9th  at 3pm

doors open 2.30pm

01239 615 952

http://smallworld.org.uk/events/category/live-events/

 

Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff CF5 1QE

Wednesday 12th October 7.30pm

Thursday 13th October 7.30pm

029 2030 4400

http://www.chapter.org/told-wind

 

Unfortunately the lift at Chapter is currently not working, they have posted this message on their website:

 

Our lift is currently out of service and will be back in working order by Fri 28 Oct. Until that time, access to the first floor and the Seligman Theatre is via the stairs only. If you, or one of your party, is unable to use the stairs, we would advise you not to book for performances in the Seligman Theatre during this period. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

Cosy – 8th to12th March – WMC

Cosy-main“It’s like I’ve disappeared. I walk down the road and throw no shadow.”
“That’s what getting older does for you.”

Rose wants an exit plan that is bold and invigorating, but her three warring daughters have other ideas. We all have to die, but what makes a good death? Everyone seems to have an opinion, Rose’s three daughters, her precocious granddaughter and even the strange woman taking refuge in the garden.

Cosy is a darkly comedic look at the joys and humiliations of getting older and how we shuffle off this mortal coil. Written by award-winning writer Kaite O’Reilly, it tackles head-on our obsession with eternal youth, and asks whose life (or death) is it, anyway?

Click HERE to buy tickets

cosytheplay.co.uk