Aisling Gallagher is the Agent for Change at Theatre Royal Stratford East (maternity cover).
Aisling is a director, writer and producer from Belfast. They founded autistic-led theatre and arts company Good Behaviour with Calum Perrin. Good Behaviour have made work with Sydenham Arts, The Library Presents In Your House and have recently undertaken a Festival Echoes residency with Festival Stoke, working with autistic arts group, The Social Agency. The importance of disabled-led work lies at the core of the company, along with a commitment to co-creation and genuine collaboration with communities. As a writer, Aisling completed the Croydon Emerging Writers Programme with Stanley Halls/Disentangle Productions and was recently commissioned for Spare Tyre’s Signal Fires.
They are also involved in the #WeShallNotBeRemoved campaign and are excited to work with Theatre Royal Stratford East to ensure Deaf and disabled artists and audiences are embedded within our recovery over the next year.
Aisling is also an elected Labour Party Councillor in Lewisham, south-east London, since 2018, and is a trustee of The Albany in Deptford.
There are going to be plenty of ways to get involved with An Agent for Change across the country as more Agents for Change positions are created more opportunities will arise. This is an exciting time for the development of access and this is your chance to get involved!
If you would like to submit an article from elsewhere, blog post about an experience you have had (positive or negative!) or even a video of something you have seen that helps tell our story of change, you can do it here. Please make your stories compelling and shareable, relevant and provocative, and we’ll do the rest.