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).
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.
A journey through the history of disability – a history lesson with a difference.
Part of The Library of Performing Rights (P3041).
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).
Presents a broad range of critical and theoretical methods, and applies them to contemporary and historical performance genres. Revised and Enlarged Edition
A collection of postcards with artist photos taken by Revell.
Examines sexuality, gender and race in Australia’s vibrant independent theatre and performance culture.
Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041)
A free survival guide for queer and trans* young people; by Scottee, Travis Alabanza, Selina Thompson and Emma Frankland.
What happens when you give a live artist the keys to the library?
Programme for the evening of green, monstrous, post-human drag performance.
A book of portraits, made as Frost wandered the streets of London in search of its most colourful inhabitants.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
A 1967 documentary film directed, produced and edited by Shirley Clarke and starring Jason Holliday, a gay, African-American hustler and aspiring cabaret performer. Black and White film. This item can be found in the locked glass cabinet.
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.
An ethnographic account of female impersonators, exploring the symbolic geography of drag and camp, and social organization of drag clubs.
2 DVD documentation and soundtrack excerpts, plus postcards documenting the performance Communist Bigamist: Two Loves Stories.
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
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).
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’ 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.
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
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
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
An autobiographical trilogy by a cultural icon of Downtown New York.
Video documentation of the 2013 production by the same name.
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.