The Ouch Assessment: Kiruna Stamell
20th February 2007
Disability role model
The question I get asked most often
The last thing I really cringed at
The last thing my doctor said to me
What aren't you getting enough of?
What will have changed ten years from now?
About Kiruna Stamell
"I was at uni, and put myself forward to do extra work on the film. When they saw my CV I was called to audition, and they then created a part for me. It was overwhelming. Nicole Kidman was the first person to introduce herself to me on set, and I went for drinks with her and Ewan McGregor."
Since then, Kiruna Stamell has been making a name for herself in theatre and dance companies both here and down under. At 25, she is the Co-founder of Atypical theatre company in Australia, with fellow person of restricted growth, Emma J. Hawkins, and in the UK, Kiruna's credits include work with CandoCo dance company, Caroline Bowditch, and Quarantine.
"Whiter than Snow", a retelling of the famous fairytale where this time Snow White is the short one, opens in the Rep theatre Birmingham on Friday the 16th of February, and tours around the UK between then and the end of May. To get a list of tour dates, check out http://www.graeae.org/content.asp?id=101
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