She co-curates Chill Pill, one of the UK’s leading poetry collectives, who regularly hold mixed-bill spoken word nights at the Albany.
We worked with Deanna and On The Button theatre company to produce Jude Starbeam, a show for children and families made in collaboration with the Brain Injury Trust. There was a work-in-progress sharing of the show and an interactive workshop at the Albany in summer 2018.
Jude Starbeam was written by Deanna and devised by the company and is a piece of theatre aimed at 7-11 year olds. It uses puppetry and song to tell the story of a little boy astronaut who gets lost in space. It was inspired by stories of children growing up with a brain injury.
The core of the piece aims to encourage children to imagine what life might be like for children growing up with a brain injury or a brain and thought processes that work differently from their own.
Top images shows Deanna Rodger.