We especially encourage LGBTQ+ Lewisham residents and/or working class and/or global majority and/or disabled people to come. Angela Clerkin is an Artist of Change at the Albany and is delighted to invite her queer performing community to come and play. Sign up for 1 or better still all 3 workshops.
Tabby Lamb – Tuesday 28 September, 6.30pm
Queer Joy and Euphoria
The theme of this devising workshop is Queer Joy and Euphoria. Tabby will share her experiences of making joyful work, ask participants to identify moments of queer joy in their lives and explore how to draw out a full narrative or theme from the point of inspiration.
Tabby Lamb is a non-binary writer and performer, an associate writer with Middle Child, and currently under commission with the Unicorn Theatre, The Place, Kilter and Pentabus. She is a facilitator and runs creative arts projects for LGBTQ+ people and founded Theatre Queers. Tabby’s solo show SINCE U BEEN GONE, premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019 – “bold, honest and swollen with love” 4* Guardian.
Emily Aboud – Tuesday 5 October, 6.30pm
Challenging ‘Good’ Theatre
This workshop will address what we consider to be ‘good theatre’ and how this intersects with levels of classism, racism and heteronormativity. In this devising workshop, we will be exploring all the ways we can decolonise our idea of theatre and take steps towards making work that challenges the society we live in.
Emily Aboud is a Trinidadian theatre director. She was shortlisted for the JMK Award in 2021 and is a recipient of the Evening Standard Future Theatre Award. Her work primarily focuses on decolonisation, specifically from the queer lens. Her most recent credits include Pink Lemonade (Bush Theatre), The Fairytale Revolution (Theatre503) and SPLINTERED (Vault Festival) which won Show of the Week Award and was OFFIE-Nominated.
Angela Clerkin – Tuesday 12 October, 6.30pm
These improvisation and devising workshops will be exploring rainbow rebellions, playing heroes and villains and putting our own stories centre stage. The session will include improvisation games/scenes, Tai Chi, telling lies, autobiographical exercises and devising scenes – while practicing being confident and generous as we mess up and try again.
Angela Clerkin is a London-Irish queer theatre maker, director and facilitator. She runs Through the Door improvising workshops for women and non-binary people at the Globe. Her highly acclaimed play Be Mine toured Brazil and Portugal for three years, and 4* shows The Bear and The Secret Keeper both extensively toured the UK. As an actor and improvisor she has performed all over including Barbican, Young Vic, National theatre, New York & Sydney Opera House – and Duckie, Pride and Homotopia. TV includes: Dr Who, Coronation Street, Holby, East Enders, The Office and Sugar Rush. She is an Improbable Associate Artist.
I am usually wary of coming to improv spaces as they are usually very white, cis and straight – not here. I felt safe to be vulnerable and collaborative as the scenes was/were set perfectly to foster that. Thank you for thinking of what inclusive and accessible creative spaces can look like.
Tobi Adebajo, Through The Door participant.
These events are part of The Festival of Radical Care. Find out more about the full programme of events here.
Access: The Albany is fully wheelchair-accessible. We actively encourage participation from people with disabilities. For full details visit our accessibility page or contact our box office team with any access needs.
We are constantly monitoring the government’s COVID-19 guidelines. Should the situation change, the event will be postponed and bookers will be notified in regards to their options.
Supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation through the Weston Culture Fund