Access to the Arts with Jess Thom aka Touretteshero
Posted: 16 March, 2017
‘If we identify the disabling barriers in our communities and in our creative spaces, then we can get rid of them and start to make work that is accessible and open’
– Jess Thom
In this short film, Jess Thom, aka Touretteshero, talks to Niamh Ní Chonchubhair, programmer at axis: Ballymun about her show Backstage in Biscuit Land and how it is now more important than ever to present high quality arts and disability work on our stages in order to create change.
Backstage in Biscuit Land was presented by Arts & Disability Ireland and axis: Ballymun at Dublin Theatre Festival 2016.
Watch: Jess Thom, keynote speaker at Creative Connections: Arts and Disability Conversation and Showcase, sharing her experiences as an artist and what led to her creation of “Backstage in Biscuit Land”.