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    MAKE

    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 […]

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    Play Chats

    Graeae’s Introduction to Playwriting workshops offer early career writers an insight into the nuts and bolts of writing for live performance, inspiring new writers to start writing.

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    Sending us your work

    Graeae is committed to discovering new plays from Deaf and disabled writers who may be unknown to us and therefore accept unsolicited work submissions in dedicated script windows

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    Write to Play Year 1

    The very first year of Write to Play launched in October 2013 in London with partners the Royal Court, Soho Theatre and National Theatre Studio.

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    Write to Play Year 2

    From 2014-2015, we developed five North West based writers with partners, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, Royal Exchange Manchester and Octagon Theatre Bolton.

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    Write to Play Year 3

    From 2015-2016, we took the programme to the North East and found a group of fantastic writers to work with alongside partners West Yorkshire Playhouse, Hull Truck and Live Newcastle.

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    Readers

    Graeae works with a dedicated team of Deaf and disabled script readers. If you are interested in script reading for Graeae, please get in touch.

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    Writing opportunities elsewhere

    Many other theatre venues and companies run accessible writing development initiatives too.

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    Write to Play year 4

    Six new Write to Play writers, three new partners! Write to Play Year Four has landed!

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    Talawa Firsts 2018: A take over by Talawa/Graeae artists

    In a nutshell  A night showcasing the work of a new company of theatre-makers brought together by Talawa and Graeae Go on… A new company of theatre-makers, brought together by Talawa and Graeae over 6 weeks of workshops with some of our leading artists, present excerpts of the work they have made. Followed by post-show […]

    Friday 22 June 7.30pm
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    Graeae’s Midwich Cuckoos

    Breaking new ground in audio and Sign Language, Graeae’s Midwich Cuckoos was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 over new year 2017/18, performed by an inclusive cast of D/deaf, disabled and non-disabled actors including Hermon Berhane, Tyrone Huggins, Cherylee Houston and Alexandra Mathie.  Jenny Sealey and Polly Thomas co-direct this new version, dramatised from John Wyndham’s 1950s sci-fi classic by […]

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    Write to Play Year Five

    Graeae are delighted to announce five new writers on the fifth year of our Write to Play programme, in partnership with the Bush Theatre, Soho Theatre, Ovalhouse, Talawa and Tamasha. In summer 2017, Graeae announced that year five of the programme would focus on D/deaf and/or disabled writers from across the UK identifying as BAME, […]

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    About Write to Play

    Write to Play runs annually in partnership with leading producing venues across the UK to develop the next generation of Deaf and disabled writers.

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    Play Labs

    Play Labs offer a safe and accessible space, and creative support for Deaf and disabled artists wishing to experiment in new forms and explore raw ideas and fresh stories for live performance.

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    Women Centre Stage Festival: PowerPlay

    Graeae Theatre Company showcase 6 brand new pieces from an all female Deaf/disabled creative team featuring writers from all over the UK

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    Write to Play: Calling all BAME D/deaf and disabled writers!

    Applications have now closed for the fifth year of our Write to Play programme, for BAME writers who identify as D/deaf or disabled.

    Applications for Write to Play 2017/18