Taking Flight Theatre Company’s new production of my award winning meta-theatrical play, peeling, opens on 8th March, International Women’s Day 2019, at Riverfront, Newport. As part of the celebrations, there are two days of events, discussions, taster sessions and pop-up performances on March 8th and 9th. I’m delighted to be involved in several events, from a panel discussion to an open mic reading of material generated in a creative writing I led in Maindee Library for emerging writers last week.
There are many events happening – details here- but what follows, below, are events I’m involved with on Friday 8th March:
3pm Discussion: Whose Birthright Is It Anyway? To reproduce or not to reproduce, that is the question.
Join Taking Flight Theatre in an open panel discussion about how and why decisions about becoming a parent are formed. What are contributing factors of whether people choose to reproduce or not and how these factors, whether they be society or medical, influence D/deaf and disabled people in their decisions.
Chair: Dr Tamse Preece
Panel: Rosaleen Moriarty Simmonds, Bethan Morgan, Dr Tracy Evans, Samatha “Doula” Gadsen and Kaite O’Reilly
4-6pm Taking Flight Theatre Company will be running a whole host of pop up activities and performances:
– Poetry prefromance from Alice Denny
– Comedy prefromance by Tafsila Khan a emerging Cardiff based comedian
– Open mic readings of new and in progress work generated in a writing workshop at 6pm.
7.45pm – Opening night of Taking Flight Theatre’s production of ‘peeling’ by Kaite O’Reilly
A play exploring the relationship between women, their bodies and children against a backdrop of man- made conflict. With interwoven BSL, live audio description and English captions. There will be a question and answer session after the show with the writer and company.
Entertainment South Wales preview the production here: Game-Changing Play, peeling To Tour Following International Women’s Day Premiere.
Also, rather excitingly, I gather the opening performance are close to being sold out, but details of the tour can be found here