The ‘d’ Monologues: A Lecture Performance By Kaite O’Reilly

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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. The performance saw performers subverting the language of ableism and celebrate all the possibilities of human variety.

Playwright and poet Kaite O’Reilly (UK) who 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.

Besides O’Reilly, the performance at The Arts House’s Play Den also features Grace Lee Khoo, Founder and Creative Development Director of Access Path Productions and Access Path Associate Artists Tung Ka Wai and Danial Bawthan (Wheelsmith).

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Commissioned by Singapore Writers Festival
Supported by National Arts Council

Access Path Productions is a proud programme partner of Singapore Writers Festival 2019

Sign language by Evelyn Chye