Roger Beeson is Chair of the Board of Deafinitely Theatre. He is a regular theatre-goer with his Deaf wife, who is a StageText trustee. He has been supporting Deafinitely Theatre’s shows since its inception, and has seen its evolution. By day he is working downwards towards being a part-time BSL interpreter. He is also Chair of Trustees of RAD and [sonus]. His parents were sign language users; he was a Teacher of Deaf Children, and is now an interpreter: this gives him a multi-layered understanding of the Deaf community and a passion for seeing Deaf people being respected and empowered.