Lunchtime Talk
Fri 20 Nov 13:00-14:00 at YouTube Live

Not Our First Lockdown

Join us for this Lunchtime talk and the third in our series exploring the Future Themes of the Studio. Studio Resident, Steph Kempson of Sharp Teeth discusses, how do you make an interactive musical about chronic illness?

c/o Sharp Teeth

c/o Sharp Teeth


Stephanie points joyfully at the sky as she performs onstage. There is a banner behind her that reads "Sharp Teeth Theatre" and the picture is a delicious mix of rich purples from the light, and golden yellow in Stephanie's outfit.

Stephanie Kempson

Stephanie is a writer and dramaturg working on PECo's City of Threads podcast series, she is also a theatre director.

This Lunchtime Talk will be broadcast live on Watershed's YouTube channel

During the pandemic many of us have found themselves housebound, an experience which is not new to the chronically ill community. This time has been transformative for some disabled people (for better and for worse), and Sharp Teeth Theatre are interested in how they can take advantage of this opportunity for shared experience and understanding. And whether this moment can be helpful in transforming the world to become more accessible.

In this first stage of development for their new project 'Housebound' they've been working with artists with experience of being housebound due to chronic illness, and interviewing chronically ill artists, advocates and writers about what they want to say. They've also promised an interactive musical, so they've also been exploring what on earth they meant by that.

Join us on Fri 20th November, 13:00-14:00 for the talk and to take part in the discussion afterwards.

Read more about the recipients of our Future Themes funding here. The Future Themes series is made possible by the ongoing and longstanding collaboration between the Watershed, UWE Bristol and University of Bristol, the fund was set up as an open call to all Pervasive Media Studio residents to spend time exploring ideas at the intersection of technology and culture.  

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