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Unicorn: The Memoir of a Muslim Drag Queen

Artist/Author: Amrou Al-Kadhi | Reference: P4058 | ISBN: 978-0008306069 | Type: Publication

From a god-fearing Muslim boy enraptured with their mother, to a vocal, queer drag queen estranged from their family, this is a heart-breaking and hilarious memoir about the author’s fight to be true to themself.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Audition Project

Artist/Author: Miss High Leg Kick, Richard DeDomenici | Digital Reference: EF5335 | Type: Digital File

Brought together 75 UK based artists onto the Birmingham Hippodrome stage in a snapshot of the performing arts in 2016. Over the course of a single day they learnt and re­created the opening audition scene from the 1985 film 'A Chorus Line'. 

Part of LADA Screens 12. The film was available online  9 ­- 22 June 2016 on the LADA Screens Channel. Includes two version of the video, in two different resolutions.

Cabinet Of Curiosities

Artist/Author: Mat Fraser | Digital Reference: EF5317 | Type: Digital File

A journey through the history of disability – a history lesson with a difference.

Part of The Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Queer exceptions: Solo performance in neoliberal times

Artist/Author: Stephen Greer | Reference: P3988 | ISBN: 978-1526113696 | Type: Publication

A study of post-millennial solo performance in the UK and Western Europe that explores the contentious relationship between identity, individuality and neoliberalism. 

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Critical Theory and Performance

Editor: Janelle G. Reinelt, Joseph R. Roach | Reference: P3952 | ISBN: 978472064588 | Type: Publication

Presents a broad range of critical and theoretical methods, and applies them to contemporary and historical performance genres.  Revised and Enlarged Edition

Staging Queer Feminisms: Sexuality and Gender in Australian Performance, 2005-2015

Artist/Author: Sarah French | Reference: P3916 | ISBN: 978-1137465429 | Type: Publication

Examines sexuality, gender and race in Australia’s vibrant independent theatre and performance culture.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

The Outsiders’ Handbook

Artist/Author: Scottee, Emma Frankland, Selina Thompson, Travis Alabanza | Reference: P3689 | Type: Publication

A free survival guide for queer and trans* young people; by Scottee, Travis Alabanza, Selina Thompson and Emma Frankland.

Download the publication PDF here.

Night Flowers: From Avante-Drag to Extreme Haute-Couture

Artist/Author: Damien Frost | Reference: P3216 | ISBN: 978-1858946481 | Type: Publication

A book of portraits, made as Frost wandered the streets of London in search of its most colourful inhabitants.

Minette

Artist/Author: Dickie Beau | Digital Reference: EF5208 | Type: Digital File

Short video from Lost in Trans. 

2013; 2:42

Dressed as a Gril

Artist/Author: Jonny Woo, John Sizzle, Holestar, Scottee, Amber, Pia and Ma Butcher | Reference: D2209 | Type: DVD

London's alternative East End drag phenomenon gets its moment in this account of six years in the lives of its most celebrated performers: Jonny Woo, John Sizzle, Holestar, Scottee, Amber, Pia and Ma Butcher.

Extras: interviews with cast and crew, deleted scenes, character profiles, music videos, performances. Directed by Colin Rothbart.

94 minutes.

2015.

Somewhere Near Variety

Artist/Author: Tim Etchells and Adrian Heathfield | Reference: D2199 | Type: DVD

In a series of letters composed to each other and delivered to camera, artist Tim Etchells and writer Adrian Heathfield examine what underlies their shared interest in the notion and forms of Variety.

73 minutes. 2006.

The Very Best of Empress Stah

Artist/Author: Empress Stah | Reference: D2193 | Type: DVD

The show premiered at the Soho Review Bar; it subsequently enjoyed a successful tour to the Adelaide Fringe Festival where it was performed 20 times. The show has played to full houses around England at The Brighton Fringe Festival, Queer up North, Manchester and The Barbican Theatre, Plymouth. Clips.

Blak Queens Talking: It’s a Drag Thing

Artist/Author: Costantina Bush and Kaboobie | Reference: A0609 | Type: Article

Kaboobie (visual and performance artist troy-anthony baylis) converses via email with Constantina Bush (actor and cabaret artist Kamahi Djordan King), they yarn about empowerment, the art of drag, the rocky road of glamour and querying queer, blak-ways.

Gender Trouble With David Hoyle

Artist/Author: David Hoyle | Digital Reference: EF5125 | Type: Digital File

Video recordings of the performance presented as part an extensive programme curated by Lois Keidan and Aaron Wright (Live Art Development Agency) entitled “Just Like A Woman”, composed of lectures, performances, readings, installations, screenings, workshops and debates on performance of identity, is fully dedicated to the impact of performance on feminist histories and the contribution of artists to discourses around contemporary gender politics.  From the 19th edition of the City of Women (Mesto žensk) festival – 2-13 October 2013, Ljubljana, Slovenia – entitled “Let's create a place for ourselves” on public space and politics.

Untitled Feminist Show

Artist/Author: Young Jean Lee's Theatre Company | Reference: D2141 | Type: DVD

DVD of performance conceived and Directed by Young Jean Lee

This is Performance Art

Artist/Author: Mel Brimfield | Reference: D2138 | Type: DVD

Part of crossovers series. The first two episodes of a fictional television series about the unreliability of performance art's historical record

Kiki and Herb: Live at the Knitting Factory

Artist/Author: Justin Bond, Kenny Mellman | Reference: D2101 | ISBN: 68907685148 | Type: DVD

DVD featuring live footage from 1993-2007.

Midnight at the Palace: My Life as a Fabulous Cockette

Artist/Author: Pam Tent | Reference: P2132 | ISBN: 978-1-55583-874-4 | Type: Publication

In this richly detailed memoir, Pam Tent offers a fascinating glimpse into the tumultuous life of a liberation movement – both artistic and sexual – whose influence is still apparent in the worlds of theatre, music, fashion, gay politics, gay spirituality, and urban club life.

Interview: Hope Springs Eternal

Artist/Author: Hope Springs, Martin Green | Reference: A0536 | Type: Article

Interview featuring TY Jeffries and Miss Hope Springs

Mother Camp: Female Impersonators in America

Artist/Author: Esther Newton | Reference: P2093 | Type: Publication

An ethnographic account of female impersonators, exploring the symbolic geography of drag and camp, and social organization of drag clubs.

Duckie File

Reference: P2035 | Type: Publication

A collection of programmes, flyers, press releases and article on the activities of Duckie over the years

Communist Bigamist: Two Loves Stories

Artist/Author: Vaginal Davis and Susanne Sachsse | Reference: D1866 | Type: DVD

2 DVD documentation and soundtrack excerpts, plus postcards documenting the performance Communist Bigamist: Two Loves Stories.

Mat Fraser profile

Artist/Author: Paul McCann | Reference: D1873 | Type: DVD

Short introduction to Matt Fraser’s work.

Wrong Bodies and Born Freak (extracts)

Artist/Author: Mat Fraser | Reference: D1876 | Type: DVD

Channel 4 documentary; part of an event at the ICA in collaboration with the arts collective DHSS.

Can also be found in the Access all Areas : Live Art and Disability book and accompanying DVD: P1864

Frontman

Artist/Author: Action Hero | Reference: D1716 | Type: DVD

Sacred: Keeping the Faith, festival at Chelsea Theatre, London, 24-28 November 2011. This item is part of the Study Room Guide: On Falling by Amy Sharrocks (P2249)

Ophelia Is Not Dead

Artist/Author: Gillie Kleiman | Reference: D1713 | Type: DVD

Sacred: Keeping the Faith, festival at Chelsea Theatre, London, 24-28 November 2011.

Devolving the Mutant

Artist/Author: Mat Fraser | Reference: D1708 | Type: DVD

Documentation of pieces created 1999 – 2011: Wrong Bodies, Sealo the Sealboy, Kiss, Everything You Wanted to Know about Access in the City, Talidomida boy, Thalidomide!! A Musical, The Arms Striptease, Beauty and the Beast, No Retreat, No Surrender, and The Incurables of England, Gawd Bless 'Em Down to Hell,

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).

Documentation Bank: Duckie

Artist/Author: Duckie | Digital Reference: DB0019 | Type: Digital File

Part of the ‘Documentation Bank’ Collection, an extensive range of artists’ ‘Talking Heads’, documentation of key works, and a selection of Agency projects: http://www.thisisliveart.co.uk/resources/collections/documentation-bank.

Talking Heads: Duckie

Artist/Author: Duckie | Digital Reference: DB0020 | Type: Digital File

‘Talking Heads’ are short presentations by artists to camera about their practice and approaches to making. The ‘Talking Heads’ films are part of the Agency’s ‘Documentation Bank’ Collection, which consists of an extensive range of artists’ ‘Talking Heads’ films, documentation of artists’ works and a selection of Agency projects: http://www.thisisliveart.co.uk/resources/collections/documentation-bank.

Nightbird Lullabies

Artist/Author: Anne-Louise Rentell | Reference: A0426 | Type: Article

Late-night Cabaret pt.2

Artist/Author: Scottee, A. Lame, Bryony Kimmings | Reference: D1516 | Type: DVD

Duckie: Performance and Cocktails

Artist/Author: various | Reference: D1509 | Type: DVD

Performance and Cocktails26 August 2010Royal Vauxhall Tavern7.30 DJ Father ClothHostess: Amy LameToilet Attendent: Harold Offeh8.35pmDominic Johnson: DepartureWendy Houstoun: StarbuckedHelena Hunter: The Other Room9.10pm DJ Father Cloth9.30pmRajni Shah: Song of LettersRoy Kerr: In Third PlaceSpecial Guest Kira O’Reilly9.55 DJ Father Cloth10.10pmH. Plewis: Rom Dot ComMitch & Parry: Oceans ApartNeil Bartlett: Sleeping Beauty10.40pm show ends – DJ Father Cloth11.30pm Last Orders

Duckie: Performance and Cocktails

Artist/Author: various | Reference: D1508 | Type: DVD

Performance and Cocktails26 August 2010Royal Vauxhall Tavern7.30 DJ Father ClothHostess: Amy LameToilet Attendent: Harold Offeh8.35pmDominic Johnson: DepartureWendy Houstoun: StarbuckedHelena Hunter: The Other Room9.10pm DJ Father Cloth9.30pmRajni Shah: Song of LettersRoy Kerr: In Third PlaceSpecial Guest Marisa Carnesky: An Introduction to Dystopian Wonders by Dr. Carnesky9.55 DJ Father Cloth10.10pmH. Plewis: Rom Dot ComMitch & Parry: Oceans ApartNeil Bartlett: Sleeping Beauty10.40pm show ends – DJ Father Cloth11.30pm Last Orders

Duckie: Performance and Cocktails

Artist/Author: various | Reference: D1507 | Type: DVD

Performance and Cocktails25 August 2010Royal Vauxhall Tavern7.30 DJ Father ClothHostess: Amy LameToilet Attendent: Harold Offeh8.30pmHelena Hunter: The Other RoomWendy Houstoun: StarbuckedDominic Johnson: Departure9pm DJ Father Cloth9.20pmRoy Kerr: In Third PlaceMitch & Parry: Oceans ApartSpecial Guest George Chakravarthi: Negrophilia!9.45 DJ Father Cloth10pmH. Plewis: Rom Dot ComRajni Shah: Song of LettersNeil Bartlett: Sleeping Beauty10.30pm show ends – DJ Father Cloth11.30pm Last Orders

Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore!

Artist/Author: Penny Arcade | Reference: V0143 | Digital Reference: EV0143 | Type: Digital File

Big Hits

Artist/Author: GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN | Reference: D2189 | Type: DVD

Video documentation of the 2013 production by the same name.

Rock Your Body

Artist/Author: John Sex | Digital Reference: EF5191 | Type: Digital File

Directed by Richard Metzger and Alan Henderson. Paintbox by Laurie Salladay. Edited by Alan Henderson. Song by John Sex and Man Parrish.

STUDY ROOM GUIDE / LADA ANTHOLOGY: GIRLS ON FILM

Editor: Aaron Wright | Reference: P2451 | Type: Publication

LADA Anthologies are themed collections of performance documentation and works for camera that the Agency has been invited to curate for public programmes in the UK and internationally.

Drawing on materials housed in LADA’s Study Room and documentation publicly available online, the materials were originally presented as illustrated talks, then catalogued as LADA Anthologies.