Queer@King's online with... Bea Webster
16 July 2020, 18:30 to 19:30 Please note: this event has passed
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.
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.
Martin Fox-Roberts (Twitter/Insta: @martinsli)
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