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Moving Beyond Labels with Katie O’Brien 

Moving Beyond Labels & Exploring Identity through Creativity & Performance Making with Katie O’Brien , Poplar Union, East London, workshop for theatre makers, theatre, performance making, live workshop, tower hamlets, artists, actors, makers
Moving Beyond Labels & Exploring Identity through Creativity & Performance Making with Katie O’Brien , Poplar Union, East London, workshop for theatre makers, theatre, performance making, live workshop, tower hamlets, artists, actors, makers

A workshop to creatively explore who we are when we drop all the mental health labels we have been given.

What to expect

Katie is the creator of Clean at 17, an autobiographical solo show about addiction, getting clean before she was legally allowed to drink, and the age-old question of nature vs. nurture.

In this workshop Katie will help others to explore, through creativity and performance making exercises, the way labels and stereotypes of disorders, mental health and disease function in society and the impact these have on our identity, lifestyle choices and self-esteem. We are often labelled and pathologized by experts, ourselves or society, this workshop will offer the chance to creatively respond to our identities and discuss ways to exist and think about ourselves and our humanity outside of labels and stereotypes.

This workshop is open to anyone (18+) with direct or indirect experience of mental health issues, an interest in the ‘human nature or nurture’ debate and a desire to explore performance making processes.

Pay What You Feel

We don’t believe cost should be a barrier to accessing high quality arts events and workshops, so please select the ticket price that feels appropriate to your means between £3 or £20 at checkout.

Please note that tickets must be booked in advance.

About Katie

Katie is a performer, writer and entertainer whose work calls out society’s hypocrisy through humour, improvisation and autobiographical material. Katie’s work lends from many forms, including clown, cabaret and immersive theatre. No matter which issue Katie is taking aim at; she will always make you laugh and think.

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Fri 12 November 10am-1pm

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