DYSPLA celebrates the work of dyslexic storymakers and has done so since 2007. This year’s festival concentrates on narratives about containment; both metaphorical and physical with a substantial emphasis on female protagonists.
Since 2010, DYSPLA have opened the festival with a GALA Night to celebrate the wonderful world of dyslexia and creativity.
GALA NIGHT: This year’s GALA with a performance from Benedict Phillips, famous performance artist and activist. Followed by: Dr. Louise Tondeur, Author and Principal Lecturer in Creative Writing at Roehampton University, Jon Adams, a returning DYSPLA Guest Speaker, Artist and Poet, Caglar Kimyoncu, a Filmmaker, Digital Artist, and Artistic Director at filmpro ltd and lastly, Chris Arnold the Creative Director and Co-Founder of Creative Orchestra.
Y&P is the first production ever developed especially for the Dyspla Festival!
Historically the Dyspla Festival only promoted and produced the work of dyslexic writers. This year launches a fresh approach to developing work using the Whitebox process.
Y&P is returning to the UK after a successful run as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival under the title The Taliban Don’t Like My Knickers. This freshly developed play, with a new cast, set, and ambitious production due to recent Art Council funding, has been brought to new levels with the help of guest director Gary Thomas. Y&P is based broadly on the time that British journalist Yvonne Ridley spent captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
“The theatrical techniques are very Brechtian – using a sparse set, audience participation to break the fourth wall, and projections behind the actors on a loop.” Lisa McKeown The Charlebois Post – Canada
Y&P is showing at the Camden Peoples Theatre from 11th – 16th November 2013.
GALA Fundraiser Night 11th November: Tickets £25.00
(Includes Wine, Food and Weekly Festival Pass)
Performance Nights: 12-17th November: Tickets £12 in advanced/£15.00 on the door
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.dysthelexi.com
Venue: Camden Peoples Theatre, 58-60 Hampstead Rd, London NW1 2PY
Friday 1st November 2013