Set Designer: Eleanor Ferguson
Directed by: Sam Holley-Horseman
Assistant Director: Matt Needham
Venue: Contact Theatre
DIS:Play was an immersive living history museum created by young disabled creatives from across Greater Manchester. Combining live performance, sensory spaces, and digital installations, this hybrid event had access and activism at its heart.
For months, the Young Creatives worked together online to develop creative skills and learn the history of the Disabled People’s Movement. In DIS:Play they took over Contact to share their responses and their lived experience with the world. What does it mean to be young and unapologetically disabled?
The design for these spaces was created in collaboration with the young people. Taking audiences through a guided tour of a sci-fi brain, to a dramatic protest space, to a relaxing and joyful beach, it aimed to compliment their original pieces of work in a way that furthered the sensory experiences of the audience.