We are thrilled to announce that Bryony Kimmings, artist, writer, director, film and theatre maker and an associate artist of Soho Theatre is Oily Cart’s new Ambassador. She joins us at an exciting moment in our history as we celebrate 40 years of making accessible sensory shows for and with babies, children and young people. Bryony cares about “making theatre more democratic, political and experimental with form,” and understands exactly what Oily Cart’s work means for our artists and audiences and the impact that it can make. We have huge respect for her as an artist, parent and activist.
Breaking down barriers
Bryony will be working with us to raise awareness of our accessible sensory shows and inspiring people to support the company in a multitude of ways. We have long admired her audacity and integrity in making space to platform individuals who are often not listened to. Together, we are looking forward to breaking down some ableist attitudes that remain all too prevalent in the arts and beyond.
Oily Cart advocates alongside disabled and Autistic children and young people who experience multiple barriers to access. Bryony’s input will amplify and strengthen our work, helping us to take it to places we have not yet reached.
Bryony thrives on tackling challenging subjects. Her work ‘The Joy Cycle’ delves deep into the evolution of human emotions. Inspired by her and her son’s neurodiversity, this personal experience also gives her insight into how sensory theatre can make a positive impact on disabled young people and their families.
Inclusion is everyone’s responsibility
We’ve demonstrated that sensory theatre can open up a universal theatre-making language. Inclusion is no longer niche or specialist. We are excited to be working with Bryony to blast away notions that ignoring these issues and this audience is an option. Neurodiverse and disabled children and young people have the right to participate, the right to enjoy world class theatre and the right to be heard. We are really looking forward to making some noise together!