Audio description, captions, BSL, building layouts, itineraries and sensory spaces: these are among a few of many access requirements individuals need to fully participate in everyday life. Access has always been important to me, working with SEN and vulnerable people leaves a resonating awareness at how others learn and navigate life. However, I confess until [...]
Lockdown has refocused our attention on the importance of the arts and theatre, and the uncertainty of its survival going forward as society begins to adapt during this first wave of the pandemic. This has become a time of innovation for many in the arts, with growth, a change in direction, an opportunity to try [...]
Class and Coronavirus is a project designed in immediate response to COVID 19 to ensure on and off-stage workers from lower socio-economic backgrounds, more specifically on and offstage workers who identify as working, benefit, criminal, underclass backgrounds (WBCU-C) remain in the industry, develop skills, and progress to leadership. Initially set up by directors Stef O’Driscoll [...]
I am now at the beginning of my fifth week at The North Wall - which means I am already a third of the way through my placement! I can’t believe how quickly the time is going, and so far everyday has been different. I have been spending a lot of time with Ria Parry [...]
An international theatre company based in Newcastle, Greyscale Theatre Company create reimagined classics and bold new writing. Over the last few years led by artistic director Selma Dimitrijevic, they have also been finding ways to connect with D/deaf and disabled artists and have proudly celebrated the work of these artists in their delivery of RTYDS [...]
Glory (written by Nick Ahad & directed by Rod Dixon) Photo credit: Andrew Billington I left a career in science to pursue the arts later in life, and I was at a point creatively where I wanted to make work that focused on live performance, rather than digital/analogue landscapes or man-made environments. So, I decided [...]
“directing simply calls for a sharper focus on the imaginative and communication skills that we all use daily” New Perspectives Artistic Director, Jack McNamara writes about his experience of running a five week Introduction to Directing project with Unanima Theatre, an inclusive Community Interest company working with people with and without a learning disability and/or [...]
As part of the RTYDS 18-Month Residency, RTYDS directors and artists from their host theatres went to Berlin to visit theatres including the Schaubühne, Maxim Gorki Theatre and the Deutsches Theater to see some work and meet artists and theatre makers.
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