National Theatre of Scotland
Fri 15 October — Sat 16 October 2021
Seeing Things Differently
NEUROSTAGES is a neurodivergent-led platform and space for artists, creatives, communities and industry professionals to find out more about neurodiversity in performance.
A two-day hybrid festival curated by the Scottish Neurodiverse Performance Network, the programme includes performances, provocations, film, workshops and discussions online, with a limited number of tickets available for in person attendance at CCA.
Find new perspectives with neurodivergent performers and artists as they share their experiences and practices to explore the question: how can embracing neurodiversity change theatre and performance for the better?
Enjoy new film work, hear about the unique creative processes of the artists supported by our NEUROSTAGES mentorships, delve into joyful facilitated workshops, and celebrate a constellation of neurodivergent artistry from Scotland and beyond.
Book now for the full online festival streamed from CCA.
Friday 15th October
|10.00am - 10.15am||Festival Launch & Day Outline||CCA & Zoom||Aby Watson and Rachel Clive|
|10.15am - 10.30am||Arrival Moment||CCA & Zoom||Not Panicky|
|10.45am - 11.45am||Keynote Speech||CCA & Zoom||Jess Thom|
|12.00pm - 1.00pm||Movement Workshop||CCA||Julie Spence, Neil Price and Adam Sloan|
|12.00pm - 1.00pm||Neurostages Mentorships Sharing Space||CCA & Zoom||Hannah Yahya Hassan and Andrew Gallagher|
|1.00pm - 2.00pm||LUNCH BREAK||-||-|
|2.00pm - 3.30pm||Panel Discussion: Pathways and Solidarities||CCA & Zoom||Morna McGeoch, Jonathan Carlton, Emma McCaffrey, Liselle Terret, Emma Selwyn and Akshayee Shetty|
|4.00pm - 5.00pm||Film Screenings & Meet the Artist Discussion||CCA & Zoom||Sean Logan and Andrew Robertson|
|5.30pm - 6.00pm||Collective Processing||CCA||Open to neurodivergent festival delegates only|
Saturday 16th October
|10.00am - 10.15am||Festival Launch & Day Outline||CCA & Zoom||Aby Watson, Rachel Clive and Ivor Macaskill|
|10.15am - 10.30am||Arrival Moment||CCA & Zoom||Anne Kjær|
|10.45am - 11.45am||Film Screenings & Meet the Artist Discussion||CCA & Zoom||Steven Fraser, Anne Kjær, Neha Apsara, Heather Andrews|
|12.00pm - 1.00pm||Sharing Space: Neurostages Mentorships||CCA & Zoom||Rylan Gleave and Simone Seales|
|12.00pm - 1.30pm||Workshop: Body Dialogues: stimming as sensory play||Zoom||Susanna Dye|
|1.30pm - 2.30pm||LUNCH BREAK||-||-|
|2.30pm - 4.00pm||Panel Discussion: Neurodivergent Futures in Performance||CCA & Zoom||Leonie Rae Gasson, Jo Hauge, Chanje Kunda|
|4.15pm - 4.30pm||Reflections and Connections||CCA||-|
|7.00pm - 9.00pm||NEURODIMENSIONS||CCA & Zoom||Ivor MacAskill, Sanjay Lago, Indra Wilson, Clare Adam and Lesley Howard|
The NEUROSTAGE mentees: Rylan Gleave, Simone Seales, Hannah Yayha Hassan and Andrew Gallagher. Aby Watson and Rachel Clive from Scottish Neurodiverse Performance Network (SNPN) and Jess Thom from Tourettes Hero.
Part of NEUROSTAGES