artsdepot residency dates: Mon 3 – Fri 7 June 2019
Lesbian Pirates! is the untold true story of the ruthless, maverick and lesbian pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read. These two women met in the 1710’s while cross-dressing as male pirates, fell in love, slaughtered swathes of men, stole treasure and escaped execution from the law.
Working Birthday will be collaborating with a cast of disabled performers to tell the story of these badass, gender-queer, sexually liberated women. During their artsdepot residency they will be developing this swashbuckling adventure about disabled women who are fully possessed of their own sexuality and refuse to be victims.
Lesbian Pirates! is the brainchild of Natasha Sutton Williams (playwright, performer and disability activist) who will be developing this piece with Working Birthday and the cast.
Directed by Deirdre McLaughlin (Gingzilla: Glammonster vs the World; Big Bad) and produced by Steph Weller (Old Vic 12; Stage One).
We’re looking for performers for this R&D! See here for info
This R&D project is supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Arts Council England, artsdepot and the Canadian Embassy.