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“Writing can change the world”

| by Jo Clifford

Jo Clifford, the UK’s most well-known trans playwright, visited Brazil with her moving, controversial show about Jesus, love and transphobia. As a Brazilian production of her play launches at Outburst 2016, she blogs about facing her fears and bonding with another country

How Outburst festival is building a home for queer arts in Belfast and beyond

| by Dr. Monica B. Pearl

Outburst has grown from a small grassroots event into an acclaimed international festival. Monica B. Pearl explores how its links with the Americas are challenging prejudice and developing artists – with this year’s programme including digital commissions and new work from Brazil and the Caribbean

When should you take a show to Edinburgh Fringe?

| by Eleanor Turney

When should artists take work to the Edinburgh Fringe? And, when shouldn’t they? What are the alternatives? Artists such as Action Hero and experts including the Fringe itself share their advice

Video: “Disability culture brings extra richness”

Unlimited Festival artist Kaite O’Reilly has just published a new collection of plays for atypical actors. She tells us about the time she lay in front of a bus during a demonstration and explains why we need to push for cultural change

How I became an artist

Rejected from theatre courses, recovering from injury and falling in love with a poet. Robert Softley and other Unlimited Festival artists tell us about their personal journeys and offer advice to aspiring creatives

Unlimited – Equal

| by Eleanor Turney

As part of Unlimited Festival, Alistair Spalding and Jane Hackett from Sadler's Wells participated in a Q&A about their Equal Dance programme. Eleanor Turney reports.

Blast Theory blast off to Japan

| by Ju Row Farr

Ju Row Farr shares some of Blast Theory's tips and experiences from their trip to Japan

Letters from Lagos

| by Mark Ball

What are young theatremakers up to in Nigeria? Mark Ball, Artistic Director and Chief Executive at LIFT, visited the first ever Lagos Theatre Festival to find out.

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