An invitation from Talawa and Graeae Theatre Company

Are you a Black D/deaf and/or disabled artist interested in growing your skills and collaborating with peers? You might be a playwright, actor, theatre maker, director, dancer, artist, live artist, designer…Talawa and Graeae want to hear from you!

We are running a series of workshops, starting with an opportunity to meet our Artistic Directors. Come ready to meet, play and work with other artists…


Led by artistic directors Jenny Sealey and Michael Buffong

Saturday 24 March – 1pm – 4pm

This COLLABORATE session aims to address the barriers Black D/deaf and/or disabled artists face while trying to carve careers in the creative industries.

You will develop new skills and MAKE work over a series of sessions led by artists, including Matilda Ibini and Amit Sharma.

Saturday 7 April & 14 April
Saturday 21 April & 28 April
Saturday 19 May & 26 May

We would encourage you to come to all sessions but it’s fine to drop in.


These workshops are designed for D/deaf and/or disabled artist who are passionate about a career in the theatre industry.

To sign up for any of the above activities please call 0207 251 8988 or email by Friday 16 March to register your place.

Workshops will be taking place at Graeae in Hoxton, East London. Our building is fully accessible and we will provide BSL interpreters and access support workers across all stages of the programme upon request.

Access Audit Forms will be sent in advance to collect details of access requirements.

We are offering travel bursaries to those who have travel restrictions. We endeavour to support as many artists as possible on a case by case basis.

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