"We are sick of being your circus dogs. We are everywhere, & we can do more than you will ever even imagine, and we are Not F**ing Sorry!"
Liselle Terret restages learning disability and neurodiversity in exciting new ways. Identifying as neurodivergent herself, Terret is forging pathways with and for learning disabled actors and creatives to access new stages and for audiences to rethink their own implicit discrimination. Terret has a very bold and tight rehearsal and production ethos that still challenges many current models, whereby she insists that there is a poetics of access and inclusion at every point whereby the company operate as a non-hierarchical collective. Liselle's Performance-Practice is conducted collaboratively with learning disabled and neuro-divergent artists, co-constructing radical and political questions about continued exclusion and discriminatory assumptions around binaries of ‘ability/disability’.
Through Not F**kin' Sorry!, a sexy crip punk theatre production that premiered to a sell-out audience at Soho Theatre, Terret co-devised and directed Not Your Circus Dog Collective, using parody, verbatim, testimonial theatre that drew on experiences from the actors’ own lives. Read more about the show.
Terret, Xandri/Emma Selwyn, Adam Smith, Stephanie Newman and DJ Housni Hassan (Not Your Circus Dog Collective) present and facilitate workshops internationally and publish work on their evolving model of inclusive and political performance-making. Click below to read more on their practice, to see some of their publishes articles and a snap shot into their productions.