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An Interview with Alex Bulmer

Alexia Vassos chats with Alex Bulmer about Perceptual Archaeology (or How to Travel Blind).

Alex Bulmer stands on stage with a microphone in one hand and her white cane clutched against her chest with her left arm.
Promotional image for "Perceptual Archaeology". Photo by Dahlia Katz.

On the cusp of her opening show for Perceptual Archaeology (Or How to Travel Blind), Alex Bulmer chats with Creative Connector's Alexia to chat about adapting a collection of essays into theatre, the many, many access features that her show offers patrons and what she looks forward to each night for the performances.

Named one of the most influential disabled artists by UK’s Power Magazine, Alex Bulmer has over thirty professional years’ experience across theatre, film, radio and education. She is fuelled by a curiosity of the improbable, dedicated to collaborative practice, and deeply informed by her experience of becoming blind.

Alex co-founder of The Fire and Rescue Team, lead curator of CoMotionFestival 2022 with Harbourfront Centre, and former artistic director of Common Boots Theatre. She established the New Writing department with Graeae Theatre in the UK, and is the award-winning writer of multiple BBC radio dramas, the writer of Breathe which opened the London 2012 Olympics, the writer of the Dora and Chalmers nominated SMUDGE, and co-writer of the BAFTA-nominated television series Cast Offs.

Alex’s interdependent practice infuses blindness and seeing into the arts.

You can listen to the interview here!

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