Inspired by previously unrecorded disabled experience, fictionalised monologues will be presented across multiple languages (spoken/projected/visual), incorporating aesthetics of access.
This performance set an important precedent: the first multilingual, intercultural, disability-led theatre project created between the UK and Singapore.
Award-winning playwright Kaite O’Reilly, and internationally respected director/actor-trainer Phillip Zarrilli led the team, joined by veteran disability arts practitioner Sara Beer, Deaf RADA trained actress Sophie Stone and Deaf UK-based Singapore-born Ramesh Meyyappan with his innovative visual performance skills. Together with principal collaborator, Peter Sau and Singaporean performers Grace Khoo, Lim Lee Lee, Danial Bawthan, Stephanie Fam and Agnes Lim, the performance opened up a much-needed discourse of disability in quality, accessible disability-led work, never experienced before in a home-grown Singaporean project.
The world premiere took place at the National Museum of Singapore’s Gallery Theatre in May 2018 and all 5 public performances were sold out.
The European premiere took place at the SouthBank Centre in London as part of the Unlimited Festival in September 2018 and went on to tour the UK, travelling to Oxford, Leicester and Cardiff.
Download the programme booklet here: https://accesspathproductions.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/AND-SUDDENLY-I-DISAPPEAR-programme-web-2.pdf
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For touring enquiries, please contact:
Natalie Lim (Singapore), Producer
Mobile: +65 965 888 68
UK tour producer(s): The Llanarth Group.
Phillip Zarrilli, Executive Producer
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