Badge – Weird & Proud

I bought a badge maker recently. I will have badges for sale at all my new events. I also have a new badge on my etsy shop.

Weird & Proud pin badge button is 38mm (1.5inches) in size and designed and hand made by Steven Fraser

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Weirdo Zine Fest Leeds – 1 February 2020

I will be in Leeds on 1 February 2020 for my first Zine Fest of the year.
Weirdo Zine Fest London was cancelled last year so I am glad that I am taking part in the Leeds version! Zines and badges will be on sale. The event takes place at Leeds Central Library from 12pm – 4pm. Info below

Location
Leeds Central Library
Calverley St,
Leeds
LS1 3AB

New Zine – Coming Out Autistic

I have a new 44 page colour comic book zine called Coming Out Autistic.
It is available here and more info is below-
Coming Out Autistic is a queer comic book zine that features interviews with a variety of LGBTQ+ people. Each person is autistic and this comic tells their coming out stories. The stories are not how they come out as queer, but how they come out as autistic. Parallels with common ‘coming out as gay’ stories are drawn and differences are also highlighted. The zine includes interviews, illustrations and comic book pages.

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Video and Images from Out of Place Festival Paisley – May 2019

Soon after I presented Letters We Leave Behind at Dundee Rep the show was presented in a shopping centre in Paisley. This location was different and due to miscommunication from the venue the work was presented over a shorter period of time. The set up made me think about myself in the performance space and from now on I will present 100% of the time in all productions. For this show I was absent and I feel that a human who understands the work needs to be there permanently. The shopping centre was an interesting way to present the show. People looked curiously into the window, but few people engaged with the interactive element of the show.

Video from Out of Place Festival Paisley – May 2019

Images from Out of Place Festival Paisley – May 2019

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Video and images from Rep Stripped at Dundee Rep

Back in May 2019 I took part in the Rep Stripped Festival in Dundee. The event was in the Dundee Rep Theatre and I presented Letter We Leave Behind in the workshop room.

The production made me think about the use of space and how existing locations make an impact on the way I present my work. The Rep Stripped Festival was several months ago and soon after I presented Letters We Leave Behind in Paisley. This was in a totally different location and I will present videos, images and thoughts on this later.

I think Private Plays in the future will be different. More minimal. Smaller. Intimate and alive.

Video from Rep Stripped – Dundee Rep – May 2019

Images from Rep Stripped – Dundee Rep – May 2019

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New Zine – Misremembering Sarah Kane

I have a new zine for sale!

Misremembering Sarah Kane Through My Own Suicide Attempts is a comic book zine about my own experiences with mental health, suicide and self harm. The zine features text, essays and comics. It is an abstract retelling of how I confuse my memories with my experiences of watching and reading plays by the cult 1990’s playwright Sarah Kane. I use comic books as a means to discuss being a suicide survivor and how this can affect memory and personal experiences.

Sarah Kane (3 February 1971 – 20 February 1999) was an English playwright who is known for her plays that deal with themes of redemptive love, sexual desire, pain, torture—both physical and psychological—and death.

The zine is –
Full colour
40 pages
Staple bound
and Awesome

You can buy the zine here –

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/709565236/misremembering-sarah-kane-through-my-own?ref=shop_home_active_1

 

 

Letters We Leave Behind – Paisley – 22-23 May 2019

After a successful showing at Dundee Rep for the Rep Stripped festival, Letters We Leave Behind will be presented in Paisley at a new pop-up arts space. Dates, times and details below –

Letters We Leave Behind

22 – 23 May  – PAISLEY
12pm – 4pm

Letters We Leave Behind is an interactive and transgressive performance designed for adults with autism. The show uses puppets and a series of hand written letters to tell an intimate and personal story.
Venue
POP! Old Post Office
Unit 34 – 36 Piazza Shopping Centre
15 Central Road
Paisley
PA1 1EL