Chella’s comedy show sold out at the Manchester Women in Comedy Festival and got four stars at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!
Chella Quint is a comedy writer, performer, designer, artist, education consultant, and old school zine girl from Brooklyn, New York who now lives in Sheffield, England. A lot of her comedy, education and engagement work focuses on science communication, health promotion, media literacy, human rights and social justice. (Okay, pretty much all of it does. Those are her favourite things.) She is the Off the Shelf Slam Champion 2014, the Sheffield Docfest 2013 Specialist Factual New Talent Pitch winner (for which she wrote and presented Lifting the Lid, a short film about menstruation education for the Open University) and she has recently completed a Master’s Degree in Education focusing on changing attitudes to menstruation in secondary schools. Her research has an accompanying #PeriodPositive campaign and website. (Check back regularly for updates, and download a STAINS™ stain here!) STAINS™ was featured in the highly acclaimed BLOOD exhibition at Science Gallery, Dublin earlier this year. Chella’s design portfolio is hosted here. She frequently performs science communication comedy in the UK and abroad (check her schedule above), hosted the live-streaming Comedy Collider show, No cause for conCERN, from Geneva on 13th June 2014, developed and performed a show based on her #IJustNeedSpace fanzine for the Institute of Physics as part of the Off the Shelf Festival, and hosted her intermittently recurring comedy show featuring funny women in physics, Comedy in Space as the closing event for this year’s Manchester Science Festival. Her comedy fanzine Adventures in Menstruating turns ten years old this year and she’s putting together an anthology. Stay tuned for ways to help out, and check out upcoming shows and talks above!