Date: 2 Novemeber 2019
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (90 Mins)
Venue: The Arts House, Play Den (View on Google Maps)
Tickets: $15 excluding Sistic Booking Fee (Click here to book your tickets now!)
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.
Kaite O’Reilly (UK)
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. http://www.kaiteoreilly.com
Danial Bawthan (Singapore)
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 (Singapore)
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).