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Porcelain Delaney

"I’m a disabled theatre maker with a background in dance, circus and cabaret. "

Porcelain is a disabled multi-disciplinary artist and theatre maker passionate about sharing representative stories. After working as a professional performer she grew frustrated at the lack of representative characters and stories and pivoted her practise into theatre making to share lesser told narratives.

She is a DaDa Fest Fellow, Graeae Beyond Alumni, Graeae Ensemble Alumni, DANC ambassador, Royal Shakespeare Company freelance consultation group, Arts Council England funded and Soho Writer Lab Alumni. As a performing artist Porcelain has worked across a wide range of genres including: theatre, literature, circus, cabaret and dance.

She likes to include aspects of different genres within her own shows to create unique experiences. Her cabaret acts headlined internationally including at: Cirque Le Soir Dubai, Reykjavik Kabarett , Wunder Kabarett Paris and many others.

Recent Work

Toilet Paper Diaries – Writer and Performer​​​​​​​
Continuation of work Breeding Machine. A solo play with embedded access exploring medical trauma and gaslighting. Received commissions from Manchester Independents and DaDa Fest.

Breaking the news – 100 years special – Writer​​​​​​​
Writing jokes for Breaking the News on BBC Scotland, played on radio and television.

But Aren’t you a dancer? - Writer​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Poetry published in Indivisible Anthology published by Commonword. Performed at moss side literature festival and as the launch event at Manchester poetry library.

University of Atypical Digital Horizon – Lead Artist ​​​​​​​
Creating and running masterclasses and panel talks for neuro divergent artists in Northern Ireland.

Expressions Northern Ballet – Presenter​​​​​​​
Presenter for Northern Ballets ‘Expressions’ event. A celebration of inclusive dance.

The Parade of the Disregarded – WAIWAV ​​​​​​​
A movement performance in response to the governments treatment of disabled people through out the pandemic. Created for Dash Arts and Tate Plus gallery's for the anniversary of the DaDa Movement. Performed at Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast. Quote from audience member Elizabeth Byrne “Not knowing what to expect was part of the Dada of it all, but even so I was not prepared for the power and emotion of Porcelain’s performances on the day.”​​​​​​​

Twitter: @PorcelainDel

A headshot of Porcelain. She has pale skin, dark hair and red lipstick. She is seated on a large, wide stepped staircase.  She smiles at the camera.

Image: Porcelain Delaney

Porcelain was one of 31 d/Deaf, Disabled and Neurodivergent artists to take part in the DASH award winning project: We Are Invisible We Are Visible (WAIWAV).

The artists staged Dada inspired interventions in 30 museums and galleries across Britain and Northern Ireland on 2 July 2022 only​​​​​​​, marking the 102nd anniversary of the 1st Dada International Exhibition in Berlin.

Porcelain's intervention, 'Parade of the Disregarded' took place at Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast. Read More.

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