FlawBored is a disability-led theatre company that creates ensemble based work. We formed out of a need to reinvigorate the way access is considered both within shows and within the rehearsal room, believing that it should be thought about from the beginning of the process not added on as an afterthought. We work through play and access is at the core of everything we do; it’s in the way we train our practitioners, the way we devise and therefore it is integrated into the show. We also create unique opportunities for artists and practitioners to reframe the way they think about access. A FlawBored show is cheeky, chaotic and most importantly is not disability ‘trauma-porn’ or ‘pity-porn.’ Our ethos is built by our motto ‘Access is easy if you care’
Meet the Co-founders
Sam is an access consultant, facilitator, actor & theatre maker who graduated from BA Acting CDT at Central in 2020. Since graduating he has heavily involved himself in disability related activism and was the director of The Diversity School Initiative. He is also an ambassador for the Disability Artist Network Collective. He runs workshops on access tools in the rehearsal room – skill building for practitioners on making their methodologies more accessible. These workshops are designed to be active, engaging and cheeky. Self describing the way he works as “take the works seriously, don’t take yourself seriously.”
Aarian trained on the BA Acting (Collaborative and devised theatre) course at the Royal Central school of speech and drama, graduating in 2020. Before moving to London in 2017 he worked closely with The Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, appearing in shows such as Nothing (2016/2017), directed by Bryony Shanahan and BRINK, directed by Matthew Xia.
He has also worked in musical theatre with Leo&Hyde playing Aziz in their UK tour of ‘GUY: A new musical’ and 2021 R&D, alongside working with them to integrate music tech and live looping into their new musical “Galileo”.
Chloe is an Actor and Theatremaker who graduated from BA Acting CDT at Central in 2020. Working very physically and collaboratively, Chloe has an interest in the abstract and weird, using this as a way to tread the line between tragedy and comedy. As an actor: We Need to Talk About Grief: R&D - Sean Linnen and Sonia Jalaly (Donmar Warehouse) CONTAINS ADULT THEMES AND VIOLENCE: Martha Watson-Allpress (Upstairs at the Gatehouse)
White Girl Gang: Rianna Simons (New Diorama Theatre- April 2022.