Kate O'Reilly

British Council in association with Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI), and Venue Partner, Singapore Art Musuem proudly presented the British Council 'Knowledge is GREAT' Lecture:


Nothing About Us Without Us – What Can Singapore Learn from Three Decades of the UK’s Disability Arts and Culture?

Kaite is a multi-award winning dramatist who works internationally. Winner of the Peggy Ramsay Award, M.E.N. Most Innovative Play of the Year and The Theatre-Wales Best Play of the Year, she was also presented with the prestigious Ted Hughes Award for her re-imagining of Aeschylus’s ‘Persians’ for National Theatre Wales. A leading figure in the UK’s Disability arts and Culture, her Unlimited Commission In Water I’m Weightless was produced at Southbank Centre by National Theatre Wales as part of the official Cultural Olympiad celebrating the 2012 London Olympics/Paralympics. She is currently developing her Unlimited International Commission And Suddenly I Disappear… The Singapore ‘d’ Monologues: a dialogue about disability, diversity and what it is to be human from different sides of the world. She is patron of Disability Arts Cymru and DaDaFest – the biggest Disability Arts/Deaf Arts Festival in the world.

Since 2003 Kaite has been developing what she coins ‘alternative dramaturgies informed by a Deaf and disability perspective’, working within subversive and innovative disability arts and Deaf culture. Join her as she shares her work over twenty five years, showing video examples of her use of the ‘aesthetics of access’ from In Water I’m Weightless (National Theatre Wales / Southbank Centre / Unlimited Festival), spoken / visual languages in Woman of Flowers and other work from her selected Atypical Plays for Atypical Actors (Oberon).

There were questions and discussion about the differences between Disability arts and culture, arts and disability, and inclusive arts after the talk.

The event was held on:

Date: Friday 17 November 2017
Time: 7.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. (Registration starts at 6.30 p.m.)
Venue: Glass Hall, Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555.

The talk was made accessible to everyone with sign language interpretation provided throughout the lecture and the venue was wheelchair and guide dog friendly.

More information about Kaite’s work at www.kaiteoreilly.com