Graeae Theatre Company

Placing D/deaf and disabled artists centre stage

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Graeae is a force for change in world-class theatre, boldly placing D/deaf and disabled actors centre stage and challenging preconceptions. ‘A Company that refuses to be relegated to the sidelines’ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian Graeae presents a unique approach which: -Boldly places D/deaf and disabled artists centre-stage in a diversity of new and existing plays -Pioneers a radical dramatic language by exploring the “aesthetics of access”, creatively embedding a range of tools such as audio description and sign language from the very beginning of the artistic process -Explores new territory and theatrical genres – from contemporary classics to musicals, to outdoor circuit… with sway poles and giant puppets! Graeae champions the inclusion of D/deaf and disabled people in the arts through: Intensive actor and writer training initiatives Access support for creative and learning situations Empowering workshops and training programmes for young artists, led by inspiring role models A range of training models for the creative sector – from inclusive practice for drama schools, through to accessible e-marketing for theatre venues

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