We're excited to announce that our new project, Extraordinary Wall of Silence (working title), is being funded by Arts Council England and rehearsals are starting November 2018.
This project will be a collaboration between D/deaf and hearing creatives that we hope will raise awareness and develop an understanding of Deaf Culture, sign language and Deaf history.
We have been collaborating with D/deaf artists & building our D/deaf audience since 2013. As a matter of principle, our shows now have BSL integrated versions made with & for Deaf artists/audiences to broaden the accessibility of our work.
Extraordinary Wall of Silence will take audiences into the Deaf World, through physical storytelling & Deaf Theatre's visual vernacular style, drawing on real life Deaf accounts that incorporate BSL, captioning & English, & the untold history of Deaf oppression, it will celebrate Deaf Culture in all its beauty.
Extraordinary Wall will premier in Autumn 2019 before embarking on a U.K. tour throughout 2019 and 2020.
The project will include a wonderful new show, BSL and D/deaf awareness workshops and sharing of work from Deaf academic Dr Paddy Ladd.
We hope we can begin to break down the extraordinary wall of silence that stands between Deaf and hearing people through this project.
Thank you to all our wonderful national partners and Arts Council England for making this project possible. More information coming soon.
Praise for previous work:
‘This is a show that will steal your heart’
The Scotsman on Translunar Paradise
The Stage on No Kids
'The company’s use of movement, its performative rigour, and ability to conjure worlds is second to none.'
The Stage on Bucket List