RTYDS Introduction to Directing for D/deaf &Disabled Directors
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- Other: Venue: First Floor, St. Peters Building, 6 St Peter's St, Leeds
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INTRODUCTION TO DIRECTING COURSE
Do you identify as D/deaf and/or Disabled?
Are you aged over 18?
Are you creatively curious and have something to say to the world?
Ever thought about directing for theatre?
SIGN UP FOR OUR INTRODUCTION TO DIRECTING COURSE!
This Spring, Leeds Playhouse will run a course exploring what directing is, in a supportive and encouraging environment for people who identify as D/deaf and/or Disabled. Sessions will be practical and will be led by two Directors from Leeds Playhouse – Associate Director Amy Leach and Agent for Change John R. Wilkinson.
The course is FREE and there will be a small stipend to cover travel expenses for all participants. BSL interpreters and access workers will be on hand to support up to ten participants.
This course is generously supported by the Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme (RTYDS).
If you’d like to find out more, please come along to one of our taster sessions on either
Thursday 7 March, 7 – 8pm
Wednesday 13 March, 7 – 8pm
A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.Audio Described
Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.Relaxed Performance
A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.Dementia-Friendly Performance
Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.Sing Along
Sing along with the cast in this exclusive performance. Lyrics will be on screen, so you can join in as loud as you like. Open to all, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.Post Show Discussion
Parent & Baby Performance
A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.
*A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.
- - Captioned
- - Signed
- - Audio Description
- - Relaxed Performance
- - Dementia Friendly Performance
- - Post Show Discussion
- - Sing Along
- - Parent & Baby Performance