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Queer@King's online with... Bea Webster

16 Jul Bea Webster

Bea Webster is a deaf queer Scottish-Thai actor, theatre-maker, writer and drag queen who graduated with a BA Performance in British Sign Language and English from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Theatre Credits since graduation: The Winter’s Tale (Royal Shakespeare Company) Peeling (Taking Flight Theatre Company), Mother Courage and Her Children (Red Ladder Theatre Company).

Bea is one of the National Theatre of Scotland’s Scenes for Survival writers. Bea wrote, performed and directed House of Ladies for RCS’s On The Verge festival at the Citizens Theatre. She also co-wrote and devised Everything Will Be Perfect, playing as a drag queen alongside Jamie Rea for Buzzcut: Double Thrills. She has published a poem in both BSL and English titled Long Lost Lover, about her birthplace of Thailand. She also wrote and performed in BBC Social’s How not to be d*cks to deaf people.

She was nominated Best Actress in a Play at The Stage Debut Awards 2019 for her role of Kattrin in Mother Courage and Her Children, and is also one of the Playwrights Studio Scotland’s mentored playwrights for 2020.

Hosted by

Maryanne Saunders is a PhD Candidate in Theology and Religious Studies at King’s College London where her research focuses on gender and sexuality in contemporary religious art.

BSL interpretation

Martin Fox-Roberts (Twitter/Insta: @martinsli)

*** Please note this event will be held on Zoom and sign up is required via this eventbrite page. The meeting link and password will be sent to participants ca. 30 minutes before the start of the event. We kindly ask that you mute your microphone upon entering the meeting room.

Questions to the artist can be submitted via queer@kcl.ac.uk before the event and via the chat function during the event. For any further questions, please email queer@kcl.ac.uk.***


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