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Meeting The Unruly Dead: Workshop with SL Grange
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Part of The History Bois residency at ONCA Barge, this online workshop run by poet, drag king and artist SL Grange is for folks wanting to connect with their Queer tr/ancestors.
Using writing, drawing and performative processes, we’ll create our own rituals and art to uncover, honour and meet lost queer heroes. If you already know which member of the unruly dead you want to work with, bring them along. Alternatively, SL Grange can suggest some historical Queeroes for you to discover during the workshop. All art practices at all levels of experience welcome. You’ll just need a bit of uninterrupted time and space to participate via Zoom from the comfort of your own home.
Age suitability: 18 +
About the artist
SL Grange is a multi-disciplinary artist and writer working mostly in live performance contexts with an eclectic background in poetry, theatre and art practice. Ess is currently undertaking a doctoral research project investigating improvisatory performance practices as an ethical way to meet the queer/unruly dead – specifically Mary Frith aka Mal Cutpurse, the Roaring Girl. Recent work includes ‘A Note to Mary Frith’ for Shakespeare’s Globe, ‘and of his family’ for Fly the Flag, and co-founding QAF Space – an online LGBTQ+ community and 24/7 zoom room Ess is Research Associate at Improbable where they also facilitate Open Space events. Ess occasionally performs as drag thing Tawdry Hepburn, and is co-founder of performance company The ELMS with E. Mallin Parry.
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