Let Me Be

New short course for theatre-makers

“Let me be that I am, and seek not to alter me”
(Much Ado About Nothing)

Click here to watch the BSL Course Overview 


About Let Me Be

Let Me Be is a new digitally-delivered course created by 1623 theatre company and Graeae to develop your theatre-making skills. The course explores Shakespeare’s characters, your own stories, and how they relate in autobiographical performance. You will have the option to create a new piece of work-in-progress as a token of celebration, to share to a small and friendly audience.

The course aims to foster a safe space to support creativity and artistic development for a new collective of Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent artists at any stage of their career.


Who is the course for?

The course is tailored to actors, directors, theatre makers at all career stages, no matter how much experience of Shakespeare or autobiographical work.

The course is open to anyone over the age of 16 who is Deaf, disabled or neurodivergent.

When does the course run:
Tuesday 5 October 2021 – Tuesday 7 December, 11am- 1pm  (online)

When your place is confirmed, you are committing to attend the first 5 weeks.
You then have the option to continue for a further 5 weeks which culminates in a sharing of your work.
This 10-week course is split into two stages to offer flexibility for those who may find long commitments challenging at this current time.

How much does it cost?
The course fee is £5 and we do encourage your full commitment and engagement in the first 5 sessions. If you miss the first 2 sessions, we will need to offer your place to another person, in fairness to those who may be on a waiting list.

This course is designed, delivered and administrated by disabled artists and great care goes into the coordination and ensuring the best provisions are offered. In return, your participation and intentions to commit to the first 5 sessions are appreciated.

Deadline: 12 September 2021 

Download the course overview to find out more and how to apply:

Course Overview
Course Overview – Large Print
Course Overview – Easy Read
Course Overview – Screen Reader