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Silent Faces’ Family Workshop: Playing with Gender

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In this family workshop, critically acclaimed clowning company Silent Faces playfully explore what it means to be a boy or a girl or a someone in-between in today’s world. Gender will be poked, prodded, picked apart and played with in this inclusive, in-teractive session for little ones and their grown ups.

About the facilitators

Cordelia is a director, actor, clown and producer. As a director she works predominantly within the field of devised theatre practice, specifically physical theatre that has an audience focus. A self-proclaimed feminist clown, Cordelia believes clowning to be a fundamentally political act for women and a vital way of unleashing our inner idiots and potential for play. She has extensive experience as a facilitator and teacher, having taught for politically engaged theatre and education company Splendid Productions, throughout the UK and South East Asia. She has also directed new writing for the Arvon Foundation and delivered workshops for Goldsmiths University and various youth theatres.

Jack Wakely is a non-binary performer and theatre-maker and an advocate
for recognising invisible disabilities and gender diversity within the arts. Alongside their work with Silent Faces, they perform as part of The Rosemary Branch’s resident ensemble Degenerate Fox. Their show, The Dirty Thirty, is a fortnightly outing of thirty
original plays, performed in one hour.

About Silent Faces

Silent Faces Theatre was born in 2015 with the aim of making brave, ridiculous, unique and challenging devised theatre in the form of physical political fooling. In their work they employ a unique style of high-concept, metaphorical, playful theatre to push the boundaries of clown and physical theatre in a contemporary political context.

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Part of our Women in Focus Festival 2019