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DYSPLA is a neurodivergent led Tottenham based studio. Supported by Arts Council England, DYSPLA produce the work of neurodivergent storymakers lead by award winning disabled artists, Lennie Varvarides and Kazimir Bielecki. Currently conducting research into the neurodivergent aesthetic while exploring the medium of XR (Extended Reality) and public art, DYSPLA continue to elucidate a new artistic aesthetic defined by the cognitive difference of neurodivergence.
Cardamom Brownies - From 'Cookin' with Chew'
Georgie Bailey - Co-Artistic Director
Head of Literary, Marketing and Development
Hal Darling - Co-Artistic Director
Head of Film, Branding and Design
Lucy Betts - Resident Director
'The ‘Chewboys’ are definitely a theatrical force to be reckoned with' - The Review Chap
Our digital residencies are holding spaces for companies trailblazing in the field of Digital Arts. We're proud to invite both ChewBoy Productions and DYSPLA to our festival and hugely excited by the body of work that hugely enriches both our programme and the festival's finger print in the field of digital art.
We hope these spaces will act as shining torches in what's possible, in experimentation and audience accessibility.
Margie's Honey - From 'Poems While You Poo'
"Even when dealing with incredibly weighty issues, ChewBoy's approach is one that is adept in its addition of comical charm and whimsy" - Miro Magazine
ChewBoy Productions is an award-winning multi-arts production company established in 2018, specialising in theatre, film, digital and working with new voices. We create surrealist work which gives you something to chew on long after you’ve experienced it; with each project being unique in utilising the skills of creatives from different backgrounds and specialities.
“DYSPLA has returned with vigor and triumphant to the West End”
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The DYSPLA collection consists of 22 films & VR, 4 ‘Touch Narrative’ workshops and represents the largest curated collection of moving image work by British Neurodivergent filmmakers and artists. This collection, never before seen collectively, represents Neurodivergent Aesthetic, a term coined by DYSPLA back in 2018, but a concept they have been exploring since their inception.
Along with 360º moving image works and interactive haptic workshops, Creative Directors, Lennie Varvarides and Kazimir Bielecki also will present a provocative performance art video on the Neurodivergent Aesthetic, which represents the vitality and non filter of the neurodivergent mind.
Click on the pictures below to read more and purchase a ticket for the four different sections of the DYSPLA experience.
• Produce and develop the work of dyslexic and neurodivergent storymakers.
• Create stories with undervalued and unheard communities around Britain and the world.
• Build a national and international network of dyslexic and neurodiverse creatives.
• Inspire Britain’s neurodivergent storymaking community
'palpably intense, hugely inventive... truly cutting-edge performance' - Disability Arts Online -