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29 April 2016

April Newsletter 2016
by Deafinitely Theatre

All the latest from Artistic Director, Paula Garfield - this months newsletter in BSL. With voice over and captions

29 April 2016

Inclusivity in the Arts Panel Discussion 
by Deafinitely Theatre

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This month Deafinitely Theatre’s General Manager Frankie Bridges took part in a panel discussion about inclusivity in the arts run by Spotlight Open House. The event took place at Graeae theatre where Frankie was joined by Alastair Coomer, Casting Director at the Donmar Warehouse, Jenny Sealey, the Artistic Director of Graeae Theatre Company, Louise Dyson from the Visable People agency, Kumiko Mendl the Artistic Director of Yellow Earth Theatre, casting director Polly Jerrold and Spotlight's Pippa Harrison. Hosting the panel was David Bellwood from The Globe. Throughout the evening the panel hashed out issues surrounding casting non-disabled performers for disabled roles and the effects these decisions have on the industry. There was also plenty of in depth discussion about how far the industry has come, how far it needs to go, and our part in bringing about change.
 
 
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