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Moving Beyond Labels with Katie O’Brien 

Moving Beyond Labels & Exploring Identity through Creativity & Performance Making with Katie O’Brien , Poplar Union, East London, workshop for theatre makers, theatre, performance making, live workshop, tower hamlets, artists, actors, makers
Moving Beyond Labels & Exploring Identity through Creativity & Performance Making with Katie O’Brien , Poplar Union, East London, workshop for theatre makers, theatre, performance making, live workshop, tower hamlets, artists, actors, makers

Join performer, Katie O’Brien, in this creative workshop exploring who we are when we drop all the mental health labels we have been given.

What to expect

Katie is developing a solo show about being a drug addict before and during her 12-step recovery. The show is immersive and engaging, inviting the audience to be a part of her story and weaving their stories into the narrative.

In this workshop Katie will help others to explore, through creativity and performance making exercises, the way labels and stereotypes of disorders, mental health and disease function in society and the impact these have on our identity, lifestyle choices and self-esteem. We are often labelled and pathologized by experts, ourselves or society, this workshop will offer the chance to creatively respond to our identities and discuss ways to exist and think about ourselves and our humanity outside of labels and stereotypes.

This workshop is open to anyone with direct or indirect experience of mental health issues, an interest in the ‘human nature or nurture’ debate and a desire to explore performance making processes.

Pay What You Feel

We don’t believe cost should be a barrier to accessing high quality arts events and workshops, so please select the ticket price that feels appropriate to your means between £3 or £20 at checkout.

Please note that tickets must be booked in advance or entry will not be permitted.

About Katie

Katie is a performer, writer and entertainer whose work calls out society’s hypocrisy through humour, improvisation and autobiographical material. Katie’s work lends from many forms, including clown, cabaret and immersive theatre. No matter which issue Katie is taking aim at; she will always make you laugh and think.


IMPORTANT COVID INFORMATION:

We have brought in new safety measures to keep you and our staff safe during this time.

Chairs and tables will be set up with a 2-metre gap between each person.

We have capped audience capacity for all events taking place in the building in line with government guidelines.

We ask that you wear your facemask at all times until you are sat down.

Please listen to any instructions or directions from our staff members.

All our staff will have their temperature checked on arrival. They will wear face coverings throughout your visit.

Spot cleans will take place throughout the evening including cleaning toilets, door handles, chairs and tables.

If you have a question about our new measure, please get in contact.

Please read through and watch our video before your visit.

Sat 26 June 11am-4pm

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