VocalEye is thrilled to host this Professional Development workshop that focuses on the art of audio description from a Queer perspective with Quiplash founders and queer crip (power) couple Al and Amelia Lander-Cavallo. The workshop will lay the foundations for participants to start to think about audio description in their work, how it can specifically apply to queer events and serve queer audiences and performers.
3 x Saturday Sessions: March 19, April 2 and April 16 from 10 am to Noon Pacific Time
Online Zoom. Space is limited.
Cost for all 3 sessions (sliding scale):
- $299 Professional Rate for organizations with an access budget (up to 2 staff can attend)
- $109 Standard Rate for individuals
- $59 Partial Subsidy for Individuals in financial need
- $9 Community Subsidy for Individuals with sight loss or disability
Deadline to apply: March 16, 2022
These sessions are a starting point for participants and will lay the foundations for them to continue working with and including audio description in their work. These sessions will show how queer audio description is an empowering and creative practice that includes blind and visually impaired audiences and others.
The instructors will focus on the ethics in describing visible difference (disability, queerness, race, etc), methods of research and general best practices and principles for describing performance queerly.
Amelia Cavallo (they/them) is a queer, blind theatre practitioner and academic. Their performance practice is multi-disciplinary, spanning mediums such as aerial circus, drag and burlesque. Amelia also works as an access consultant with a focus on integrated audio description. In their academic work, Amelia is a university lecturer and workshop facilitator. They are also in the final stages of their PhD, which focuses on intersections of gender, disability and sexuality.
Al Lander (they/them) is a queer, non-binary artist and organizer. Al and Amelia co-founded Quiplash, a creative performance and consulting project based in London that takes space for disabled people across the 2SLGBTQ+ spectrum.