One Under – ambassadors

  • Are you Deaf or disabled, and/or a member of the black community?
  • Would you like to be involved in the latest Graeae/Theatre Royal Plymouth UK tour in a voluntary capacity
  • If yes, then please read on!

About One Under

One Under is the latest collaboration between the award-winning team of director Amit Sharma, and producing companies Graeae and Theatre Royal Plymouth, who last worked together on the award-winning, sell out production of The Solid Life of Sugar Water by Jack Thorne.

A gripping and evocative play about the power of guilt and the quest for atonement, playwright Winsome Pinnock (who won the Alfred Fagon award in 2018 for Rockets and Blue Lights) explores the fragility of human relationships in One Under. The play was first produced by The Tricycle in 2005 (since renamed the Kiln Theatre) but Winsome has significantly re-written the play for this new production, to catapult it into 2019.

When a young man jumps in front of a train Cyrus is driving, the mysterious circumstances prompt him to search for answers. In pursuing the truth of Sonny’s final hours, Cyrus is led to laundrette worker Christine, as the past begins to catch up with people whose lives are changed forever.

Graeae are world-renowned for placing Deaf and disabled artists centre-stage. All performances of One Under will feature creative captioning and audio description.

One Under is presented in association with Curve, and commissioned by Ramps on the Moon.

The production is touring to:

Theatre Royal Plymouth (17-26 Oct)
Curve Leicester (29-30 Oct)
New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich (31 Oct & 1 Nov)
Leeds Playhouse (5-9 Nov)
Live Theatre, Newcastle (12 & 13 Nov)
Unity Theatre, Liverpool (14 & 15 Nov)
Birmingham Rep (19 – 23 Nov)
Salisbury Playhouse (27 – 30 Nov)
Arcola Theatre London (10 – 21 Dec)

For booking information for all above venues, please visit https://graeae.org/our-work/one-under/

About Ambassadors

We are looking for two volunteer ambassadors in each town the productionis touring to – one whois Deaf or disabled, and one member of the black community – with the purpose of helping to communicate details of the show andit’s accessibility features, to their peers, groups and networks.

We are looking for people who are active members of their localcommunity, and have connections with groups, networks and venues where they canhelp to spread the word, and encourage people to come and see the show.

If you are already engaged with the theatre in another capacity, thenall the better!

Although this is a voluntary position, we are happy to provide acomplimentary ticket to see the production in your town.

Duties for Ambassadors

We would like you to help reach Deaf and disabled people in each community, as well as members of the black community, by:

  • Helping to display/distribute print in appropriatecentres and venues within the local community known to or researched by the ambassador
  • Helping to organise group parties
  • Talking to local groups/clubs
  • Communicating to groups electronically (byemail and social media)

Why should people come and see the show?

  • The show is a captivating thriller, whichwill engage audience members from start to finish
  • Winsome is a black writer, and writes aboutthe lives of black characters
  • All performances feature creative use of audio description and captioning. These will beintegrated into the creative aesthetic of the show, rather than being ‘taggedon’
  • The show is performed by an inclusive cast,including professional Deaf and disabled artists.
  • Tactile materials will be available beforethe show, so that a blind/visually impaired audience can get a feel for theshow (literally!) before watching
  • An audio introduction will be available viaheadsets 15 minutes before the performance starts and available on Graeae’swebsite
  • The venues we are visiting are all fullyaccessible
  • Guide dogs are very welcome
  • Easy read, large print and Braille versionsof publicity/programmes are available on request, by emailing lizzy@graeae.org and will be available Front of House before the show

Resources we can provide:

We are able to provide all of the below:

  • Show publicity (posters and flyers)
  • An audio version of the flyer forblind/visually impaired audiences
  • Targeted e-flyers with the audio flyer, andthe BSL video flyer
  • Access essentials guide, available to download here.
  • The production trailer
  • Promotional and rehearsal photos
  • Information in accessible formats includinglarge print, Braille and easy read

Interested?

If you meet the above criteria and are interested in getting involved, please email richard@graeae.org