Community - Illustrated Book

By The Play’s The Thing Theatre Company

Invisible - Visible

We worked with an LGBTQ+ group in Oxfordshire which had been brought together by Jessie Coller at Cornerstone Arts in Didcot.  We commissioned local Milton Keynes artist, Jess Bolam, to respond to the group’s ideas and stories. The group met via  zoom to discuss their thoughts, feelings and experiences around “invisibility and visibility”.

Twelve amazing drawings were the result. BBC Oxford picked up on the project and made a short video.

We also had the book published and it was sent as a gift to all contributors.

Jessie Collar

Jessie  is an Oxfordshire based theatre practitioner and Artistic Director of Noctium Theatre Company. With a keen interest in collaborative and experimental performance, Jessie is passionate about using creativity as a tool to amplify the voices of people from marginalised groups. In addition to her work as a theatre practitioner, Jessie is also Arts Development Officer for Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot,

Jess Bolam

Jess is  an animation artist and illustrator from Buckinghamshire. She has been working with the group alongside Jessie and has created a series of incredible drawings that depict the group’s discussions.  Jess has created art work for print, screen and theatre and her clients include Karrot Animation, Rocket Cow and Wise Guys.