Organisation: Deafinitely Theatre

Region: London

Artform: Theatre

Welcoming: Sensory Disability

Opportunity Summary:

In 2013 Deafinitely Theatre launched the HUB, to bring d/Deaf actors and theatre practitioners together to participate in workshops, tuition and all aspects of theatre. Workshops so far...History of Theatre led by Andrew Muir and Mark Sands to give an overview of the development and styles of drama from Greek to the modern day. Deaf Theatre History workshop led by Simon Floodgate from University of Reading looking at the development and history of deaf theatre. Improvising and Devising led by Steve Harper from "Told By An Idiot" and introducing various games, exercises and even stage combat training. Space, Time, Rhythm & Body - Theatre Before The Word led by Omar Elerian from Bush Theatre giving plenty of tips for either scripted or devised work. Bachir Sachir from International Visual Theatre (Paris) delivered multi-disciplinary strands of acting especially rhythm and timing. The HUB is developing actors profiles and skills through its programme to encourage more participation in mainstream theatres. Contact Deafinitely Theatre for details of upcoming workshops and events.

Organisation Information:

Deafinitely Theatre was set up in 2002 by Artistic Director Paula Garfield with Kate Furby and Steven Webb. Deafinitely Theatre is an independent, professional d/Deaf-led company. Productions are made from a d/Deaf perspective and aim to empower d/Deaf culture, identity and pride locally, nationally and internationally. Productions are created in British Sign Language (BSL) and English, which can be understood by everyone and yet retain BSL as the leading language throughout, on and off stage. With a great lack of d/Deaf Theatre and millions of Deaf people worldwide, Deafinitely Theatre aims to provide a stage for untold Deaf stories, reflecting and exploring Deaf culture by bringing it front stage. Deafinitely Theatre aims to build a bridge between d/Deaf and hearing worlds by showing plays to both groups as one audience. Plays set out to correct the misconceptions about the d/Deaf world


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