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Gareth Churchill

Gareth Churchill – the 9 Fridas

the 9 Fridas turns Kaite O’Reilly’s post dramatic performance text celebrating Frida Kahlo as a disability icon into an opera. Using existing scenes and commissioning Kaite to provide additional, new material the project will research and develop adapting these into an operatic form.

As a disabled composer taking a script by a dramatist identifying as disabled, with disability-focused content and using a disabled cast, the lived disabled experience is at the heart of this project by Gareth Churchill.

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