Shows: Friday 19th October, 7.30pm
Tickets: Free - donations towards expenses will be collected on the evening
Call 01274 233200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If the personal is political, then the most personal and intimate things can be revolutionary. This panel discussion explores the question: is how we love each other political?
Irregular Arts has been considering sex, love and how people of all genders form romantic relationships.
This work is personal to Jenny Wilson, Artistic Director and lead performer at Irregular, as a polyamorous and pansexual woman.
It is also political, as the world reels from the revelations of #metoo and the old binary battle of the sexes transitions into a new landscape.
These discussions feed into the scratch performance ‘Consent’ to be presented in November, and ‘Odd Encounter’, Irregular Arts’ touring production which is rescheduled to visit Theatre in the Mill in 2019.
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Luna Morgana is a polyamorous trans femme dyke, artist, curator and general gobsh*te based in Leeds. Their interest is in live and participatory artforms.
They are a member of the Queerology collective and are one of the two coordinators for Non-Binary Leeds.
Pauline Mayers is a writer, theatre maker and choreographer based in Yorkshire. The work she makes has themes of identity, participation, intimacy and dialogue. Her latest work, What If I Told You toured nationally in 2017 to acclaim, and was shortlisted for an Amnesty International Award. She is an Associate Artist with Leeds Playhouse and Chris Goode and Company
Alison Andrews MA FRSA is a theatre maker, teacher, performer and arts development worker. After completing an MA at the Workshop Theatre at Leeds University she was part of a performance co-operative, touring devised theatre nationally, before making solo work and teaching. Between 2002 and 2010 she was Performing Arts Officer in the Yorkshire regional office of Arts Council England. In this role she was responsible for supporting interdisciplinary practice, science and art collaboration, circus, carnival and street arts and international capacity building.
She is director of A Quiet Word, an association of artists including story tellers, choreographers, photographers, musicians, puppeteers and magicians, creating performance pieces with people in the places where they live, work and study.
With Matthew Bellwood, storyteller, she has worked in Leeds on 365LeedsStories, a continuing dialogue with the city, since 2011.
As a partner in Walking Talking Project, she supports international dialogue between performing artists in the North of England and the UK, and continental Europe.
With collaborators she creates and tours original performance work for small scale studio spaces in the UK.
She is currently writing a PhD thesis on site-specific performance in the School of Performance and Cultural Industries at Leeds University, where she is a Teaching Assistant.
Image: Gwendoline Barr