Production Credits

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Derry

Curator (Derry) – Sara Greavu
Legal workshop facilitator – Máiréad Enright
Composer – Alma Kelliher
Performer – Louise Mathews
Sound cue operator – Sarah Browne / Jesse Jones
Ushers – Aphra Hill, Sarah Browne / Jesse Jones
Special thanks to all workshop participants, Shá Gillespie and the Nelis family

 

Liverpool

Written and directed by Sarah Browne and Jesse Jones
Featuring Lisa Godson and Klau Kinky
Executive Producer – Ailbhe Murphy, Create
Digital Producer – Charmian Griffin
Production Manager – Carl Davies, FACT
Production assistant – Suzanne Dempsey Sawin
Camera Operator – Rachel Givens
Vision Mixer – Julieann O’Malley
Sound recordist / mixer – Mel Paget
Communications – Charmian Griffin, Katrina Goldstone, Joanne Karchevia
Filmed and broadcast online by FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology)
Shot on location at News from Nowhere Bookshop, Liverpool
Intro photographs © Miriam O’Connor
Medical illustrations by Wellcome Images
Music – Sissy, Sail and Rail
Costume – Anna Cosgrave, www.repeal.ie, in aid of the Abortion Rights Campaign, Ireland  
Thanks to Patrick Fox, Rachel Anderson, Cis O’Boyle, Michelle Doyle, Maria Ng and Next to Nowehere Community Centre

 

Dublin

Producer – Caroline Williams
Composer – Alma Kelliher
Legal collaborator – Máiréad Enright
Graphic designer – Oonagh Young
Performers – Noelle Brown, Mary Duffin, Léann Herlihy, Sinéad Keogh, Deirdre Murphy, Rebecca Reilly, Noni Stapleton
Mediators – Emma Balfe, Claire Brophy, Kate Butler, Philomena Canning, Bronwyn Gaffney, Sara O’Rourke
Sound technician – Sinéad Diskin
Production coordinator – Kerrie Williams
Special thanks to Caroline Campbell 

 

London

Producer – Marina Doritis
Composer – Alma Kelliher
Legal collaborator – Máiréad Enright
Graphic designer – Oonagh Young
Performers – Grace Courtney, Odilia Egyiawan, Yinka Esi Graves, Noemi Gunea, Bernadette Iglich, Deirdre Murphy and Rahel Vonmoos
Mediators – Sarah Browne, Marina Doritis, Ruth Fletcher, Lisa Godson, Marie-Andree Jacob, Jesse Jones, Linda Mulcahy, Lynne McCarthy, Sara Ramshaw, Elaine Reynolds and Sorcha Uí Chonnachtaigh 
Costume – Elaine Reynolds
Stage Manager / Sound technician – Kirsty Chestnutt


Image: Performers and participants during rehersals for The Touching Contract, in The Court Room at Toynbee Studios, London (2016). Photograph: Miriam O’Connor

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Performer Biographies (London)


Grace Courtney

Grace Courtney is an actress and performer based in London. Courtney graduated from the University of Bristol where she studied drama. A founding member of Tight Theatre, this September she performed in their devised show PUSSY at Camden People’s Theatre as part of the Calm Down, Dear festival. Courtney most recently performed a one-woman storytelling show at the V&A, written by poet Simon Mole. Her screen roles include the character Sadie Marshall in Holby CityCourtney is also member of the National Youth Theatre and was shortlisted for the University Women in the Arts mentoring scheme.
 

Odilia Egyiawan

Odilia Egyiawan is a hip hop dancer based in London. In 2011 Egyiawan became the UK winner of SDK (Europe's biggest Street Dance competition). She has represented the UK in international street dance competitions and performed with companies including ZooNation, Boy Blue Entertainment, D-Clash. Egyiawan has taught at Pineapple Dance Studios, Dance Works and Studio 68 and danced for artists including Beyoncé, Rihanna, Drake, Usher, Rita Ora and Major Lazer. Additionally, Egyiawan performed in the London 2012 Olympics, The Royal Variety Show and many more.

 

Yinka Esi Graves

Yinka Esi Graves is a British flamenco dancer based in Seville. Her dance journey has taken her from ballet, jazz and afro-cuban dancing at a young age, to studying flamenco in Spain. Graves has performed with Santiago de Cuba’s folklore dance troupe, Ikache and Cristobal Reyes’ Flamenco Company at The Royal Albert Hall and Teatro Calderon in Madrid. She is currently collaborating with former principal Alvin Ailey dancer Asha Thomas on CLAY. This show will be premiered at Châteauvallon in France, STUN in Manchester and Mes de Danza in Seville in 2016. In 2014 Graves co-founded dotdotdot dance with two other flamenco dancers. Most recently the company was invited to curate and perform at Sadler's Wells as part of its Wild Card series for which Graves choreographed a piece in collaboration with award-winning spoken word artist Toni Stuart.

 

Noemi Gunea

Noemi Gunea is a Romanian actress and performance maker based in London. Gunea trained at the National Theatre Conservatory in Paris and worked as a performer in more traditional forms of theatre as well as site specific, immersive and performance art pieces. She is currently studying for an MA in Performance Design and Practice at Central Saint Martins and developing her own undisciplined practice alongside a series of collaborative ventures. 

 

Bernadette Iglich

Bernadette Iglich is an artist based in London.

 

Deirdre Murphy

Deirdre Murphy is a writer and composer based in Dublin. She is the primary creator of Capitalism: The Musical. Murphy is interested in making life more accommodating, grounding and stimulating. She does this by performing, writing music, making theatre, dancing, teaching yoga, dance, and acro-yoga, training circus, throwing parties, raising children, knitting, cooking and standing on her hands. Murphy is Director of Fumbally Court Studio.  She is interested in provoking political and cultural analysis through her work and has been the recipient of several Arts Council of Ireland grants. Murphy has shown her work in Ireland, the USA (with the support of Culture Ireland) and Canada. 

 

Rahel Vonmoos

Rahel Vonmoos is a Swiss-British dance maker, performer and teacher based in London. Her body of work has been presented in theatres, galleries and site-specific locations including the Hayward Gallery, Dance Umbrella and the Spring Loaded Festival in London. Her latest work To Find a Place was a 2015 Compass Commission, performed at GDA in London in 2016. Vonmoos has previously collaborated with American dancer and choreographer Wally Cardona, and Swiss filmmaker Ruth Schlaepfer. In her 20-year career, Vonmoos has performed with Rosemary Butcher, Charles Linehan, Iztok Kovac and Philippe Gehmacher. Vonmoos is a certified Body-Mind Centering practitioner and holds an MA in Arts: The Body in Performance. 

 


Image: Performer Odilia Egyiawan Graves during rehersals for The Touching Contract, in The Court Room at Toynbee Studios, London (2016). Photograph: Miriam O’Connor