Theatre503 and Scripped Up present…
‘There’s no access guide to sex; how to consensually sh*g your blind girlfriend.’ Undateable? Laura is funny, creative and sexy. She wishes she could move out of her parents’ house occasionally, but being visually impaired is not a flaw, even if some people treat it as one. But when you’re disabled, the lines of consent get a bit… tinted. Originally written as a disabled response to #MeToo, Tinted examines bodily autonomy in the group society often leaves behind.
After being shortlisted for the 503Five, Amy was invited to pitch to the 2018 Rapid Write Response to #MeToo and a short monologue called To Be My Eyes featured at The Words Are coming Now, performed by Sarah Caltieri and directed by Ailin Conant. Extant then commissioned a full length version with the same team for their 2018 slot at the Bloomsbury Festival, which Amy retitled, Tinted. It was remounted for the Vaults Festival in 2020; performed by Charlotte Eyres, directed by Elske Waite and produced by Amy Toledano and offered a slot at the Gilded Balloon in Edinburgh that year before the world ended. We are now remounting it for 2022 and hope you enjoy it.
Scripped Up was founded in 2019 by Amy Bethan Evans and Stephen Bailey to produce a new writing platform at Vaults for Disabled Writers. Access Platform was a great show to work on and was nominated for the Spirit of the Festival so Amy returned to the Vaults with Tinted in 2020. Amy and Stephen share a mutual interest in the politics of disability representation across the arts.
RUNNING TIME: 40 mins, no interval
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Amy Bethan Evans
Amy is a playwright, dramaturg, new writing producer, casting professional and disability activist from Bristol. She has lived in London for five years where her work includes Libby's Eyes at the Bunker Theatre and Pink Statements at the Arcola. She is an alumnus of BBC Access Writersroom, Soho Writers' Lab, Paines Plough's Re: Assemble and Graeae's Write to Play as well as participant in English Touring Theatre's Nationwide Voices attached to Bristol Old Vic. She reads for Theatre 503 and Pint-Sized and is dramaturging The Sleeping Sword (Adapted by Tatty Hennessy) at the Watermill Theatre in November. Tinted is the most personal thing she has ever written and she is grateful to the successive teams of people who have helped her tell the story.
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