Amelia Cavallo

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Amelia Cavallo is a blind, USA born theatre practitioner, academic and workshop facilitator. They works as a multi-disciplinary performer, musical director, lecturer and consultant on access and audio description. Currently, they are a Phd candidate at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama studying intersections of gender, disability and sexuality. They have also performed with disability led theatre companies such as Extant, Graeae and Birds of Paradise as well as with regional theatres such as The New Wolsey, Theatre Royal Stratford East and The Royal Exchange Manchester. Amelia is also co-founder of Quiplash, a theatre company making space for disabled people across the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. Recent publications include a co-written chapter with Maria Oshodi in Theatre in the Dark: Shadow, Gloom and Blackout in Contemporary Theatre, and Seeing the Word, Hearing the Image: The Artistic Possibilities of Audio Description in Theatrical Performance in RIDE: The Journal of Applied Theatre.

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