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'It's a Motherf**king Pleasure'

Our Debut Show, Currently In Development

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In a world of late stage capitalism where everything is driven by profit, major corporations take advantage of oppressed groups as a way of generating income but the idea of Blindness has not been commodified as cool or sexy ...yet.

A social media star goes viral for an ableist video causing severe backlash for their talent management agency. Using their only Blind talent manager as a levy, RIZE Talent desperately try to build the career of a Blind influencer in an attempt to cauterise a PR wound. 

 

Samuel Brewer 

Writer/Tim

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.”

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Aarian Mehrabani 

Writer/Ross

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”. 

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Meet The Team

 

Cloe Palmer

Writer/HR Lady and others

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)

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Josh Roche

Director

Josh Roche is the 20th winner of the JMK Award for his production of MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE at the Young Vic with Erin Doherty in the title role. Most recently he directed a major revival of David Storey’s HOME at Chichester Festival Theatre (‘Captivating revival’ **** Guardian). Other work has included the first adaptation of George Saunders’ work in the UK (WINKY - Soho Theatre), Audible’s first stage production in the UK (RADIO by Al Smith); and first productions of new plays such as PENNYROYAL & ORLANDO by Lucy Roslyn, NO PARTICULAR ORDER any Joel Tan, PLASTIC by Kenny Emson at the Old Red Lion with Poleroid Theatre, (I FEEL FINE) by Joe White, alongside many others. He is the previous Writers Centre Associate at Soho Theatre and has worked extensively as an associate director in London, The West End and Internationally. He is the co-founder of the OpenHire campaign for transparent hiring.

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Dan Light

Video Designer

Dan Light is a London-based video designer who recently graduated from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Recently, he has been nominated for an Offie Award for his work on Instructions For A Teenage Armageddon.

Selected Video Design credits: Move Fast and Break Things (Freight Theatre), Instructions For A Teenage Armageddon (Southwark Playhouse), What Do You See (The Pappy Show), Snowflakes (Old Red Lion), Heather (Southwark Playhouse), and The Pervert's Guide To The Internet (Sheffield Theatres R&D).

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Cara Evans

Set Designer

Cara graduated from the RCSSD with first class honours in 2019. Cara is an associate director at OPIA Collective and a reader at the Royal Court. 

 

Selected Theatre includes: as Designer or Co-Designer, The Living Newspaper (Royal Court); Sirens (Mercury Colchester Studio); Get Dressed! (Unicorn Theatre); Queer Upstairs (Royal Court); SK Shlomo: Breathe (Royal Albert Hall/ Pleasance); Bright Half Life (King’s Head Theatre); Ordinary Miracle (NYT Studio); Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon (Southwark Playhouse); Blanket Ban (New Diorama/ Underbelly); The Woman Who Turned Into A Tree/Refuge (New Nordics Festival/Jackson’s Lane); The Girl with Glitter in her Eye (Bunker); as Associate Designer for Chloe Lamford, Teenage Dick (Donmar School’s Tour) 

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Carrie Croft

Stage Manager

Carrie is a Stage and Production Manager, based in London. She has just completed the MA Collaborative Theatre Production and Design course at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In July 2021, she graduated from UEA with First Class Honors after studying Drama. She has experience in and is passionate about, theatre with a socio-political message (particularly shows with feminist or LGBTQ+ themes) as well as performances with accessibility and education at its core. She is incredibly excited to be working with Flawbored Theatre Company of their R&D of Its a MotherF***king Pleasure.

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Lauren Hastings

Stage Manager

Hello! My name is Lauren and I am an international and LGBTQIA+ Stage Manager currently working on ‘It’s a Mother***king Pleasure’. A recent graduate of RCSSD, I am so excited to be working on such a brilliant project!

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Stephen Bailey (for ASYLUM)

Producer

ASYLUM Arts is a neurodivergent and disabled producing company. We make ambitious, socially-engaged disabled and neurodivergent work and train individuals and organisations to improve access and inclusion in the industry. Since forming in 2021 we have developed work at The Yard and The Barbican as an Open Lab company. We've also been commissioned for Liberty Festival in Lewisham Borough of Culture and been shortlisted for New Diorama's Untapped Award.

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Tika Mu’tamir

Access Worker

I’m a mixed-race Malaysian/Northern Irish performer and devising collaborator. I enjoy being in creative rooms where it works towards community outreach, education and platforming under-represented groups. My work takes me between Malaysia and the UK, where I can be found working with and for a variety of bold, caring theatre companies. I gravitate towards and perform predominantly in Shakespeare plays, children’s theatre or group devised work.

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Calum Perrin

Sound Designer

Calum Perrin works across visual art, theatre, music and radio. They explore themes of disability, sensory experience and domesticity, as well as the relationship between documented processes and artistic practice. Calum has worked with organisations including BBC Radio 3 and 4, BBC Sounds, Audible, Paraorchestra, VICE, Donmar Warehouse, The Yard, Bodleian Libraries, the Prague Quadrennial and HearSay. They were the artist in residence at the Museum of the Home in 2021. 

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Funded By:

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Supported By:

It's a MotherF**king Pleasure

The Pleasance

CRIPtic Arts 

Extant 

Something For The Weekend

Written and Performed By:

Samuel Brewer, Aarian Mehrabani and Chloe Palmer

Directed by

Josh Roche

Original concept by

Samuel Brewer

Produced by

Stephen Bailey for Asylum Arts

Design:

Cara Evans

Video Design:

Dan Light

Sound Designer:

Calum Perrin

Stage Manager:

Carrie Croft and Lauren Hastings

Access Support:

Tika Mu’tamir

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