"We are thrilled to welcome you to NEUROSTAGES, a two-day festival that celebrates and platforms neurodivergent performance practice from Scotland and beyond. NEUROSTAGES is a neurodivergent-led space that centres the voices, creative practices and lived experiences of neurodivergent artists and performers. We warmly welcome you, no matter how you identify."
Welcome to the festival hub for NEUROSTAGES, where you can find everything you need to know for both days of our festival.
Read the full festival welcome by Aby Watson and Rachel Clive here.
Friday 15 Schedule
|10.00am - 10.15am||Festival Launch & Day Outline||CCA Theatre & Zoom||Aby Watson, Rachel Clive and Ivor MacAskill|
|10.15am - 10.30am||Arrival Moment||CCA Theatre & Zoom||Not Panicky|
|10.45am - 11.45am||Keynote Speech||CCA Theatre & Zoom||Jess Thom|
|12.00pm - 1.00pm||Movement Workshop||CCA NEUROHUB||Julie Spence, Neil Price and Adam Sloan|
|12.00pm - 1.00pm||Neurostages Mentorships Sharing Space||CCA Cinema & Zoom||Hannah Yahya Hassan and Andrew Gallagher|
|1.00pm - 2.00pm||LUNCH BREAK||-||-|
|2.00pm - 3.30pm||Panel Discussion: Pathways and Solidarities||CCA Theatre & Zoom||Morna McGeoch, Jonathan Carlton, Emma McCaffrey, Liselle Terret, Emma Selwyn and Akshayee Shetty|
|4.00pm - 5.00pm||Film Screenings & Meet the Artist Discussion||CCA Cinema & Zoom||Sean Logan, Andrew Robertson and Sonic Bothy|
|5.30pm - 6.00pm||Collective Processing||CCA NEUROHUB||Open to neurodivergent delegates only|
Saturday 16 Schedule
|10.00am - 10.15am||Festival Launch & Day Outline||CCA Theatre & Zoom||Aby Watson, Rachel Clive and Ivor Macaskill|
|10.15am - 10.30am||Arrival Moment||CCA Theatre & Zoom||Anne Kjær|
|10.45am - 11.45am||Film Screenings & Meet the Artist Discussion||CCA Cinema & Zoom||Steven Fraser, Anne Kjær, Neha Apsara, Heather Andrews|
|12.00pm - 1.00pm||Sharing Space: Neurostages Mentorships||CCA Theatre & Zoom||Rylan Gleave and Simone Seales|
|12.00pm - 1.30pm||Workshop: Body Dialogues: stimming as sensory play||Zoom||Susanna Dye|
|1.30pm - 2.30pm||LUNCH BREAK||-||-|
|2.30pm - 4.00pm||Panel Discussion: Neurodivergent Futures in Performance||CCA Cinema & Zoom||Leonie Rae Gasson, Jo Hauge, Chanje Kunda, Dr Daniel Oliver|
|4.30pm - 5.00pm||Reflections and Connections||CCA NEUROHUB||Open to neurodivergent delegates only|
|7.00pm - 9.00pm||NEURODIMENSIONS||CCA Theatre & Zoom||Ivor MacAskill, Sanjay Lago, Indra Wilson, Clare Adam, Lesley Howard, Fraser Evan and Sycophantasy|
About The Festival
Attending In Person
To attend in person, you will need to book a full festival ticket here. You will then be emailed within 24 hours with information and links to register after booking.
If you would like to attend in person events at the CCA, you must register in advance due to COVID-19 restrictions.
NEUROSTAGES is a Relaxed Festival. This means that it takes the approach of Relaxed Performance across all festival activity, both in-person and online.
Relaxed Performances were created to make watching performance more accessible by ‘relaxing’ the usual rules of theatre etiquette – they allow for noise and movement from the audience, as well as tailoring light and sound for those with sensory sensitivities.
Easy Read Guide
Hosts, Artists, Perfomers & Contributors
Hannah Yahya Hassan
Heather E Andrews
Leonie Rae Gasson