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    Crips without Constraints Part 2

    We’re thrilled to announce Crips without Constraints Part 2 is back with five brand new plays, as we continue to celebrate the work and talent of Deaf and disabled artists. Dame Harriet Walter, Mandy Colleran, Naomi Wirthner, Sharon D. Clarke and Julie Graham are amongst the cast to feature in our new short plays. The […]

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  • Crips without Constraints

    Over the next eleven weeks during lockdown, we will continue to celebrate the incredible talent, creativity and resilience of Deaf and disabled artists, with this exciting new digital programme in three main strands:

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  • Crips with Chips

    If you identify as Deaf and/or disabled, we’d like to invite you to write a 10-20-minute play responding to the topic of ‘eugenics’ for our next scratch night on the 20th April 2020.

    These events are currently on hold
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    Write to Play Year Six

    Graeae are delighted to announce five D/deaf and disabled writers from South West England for the sixth year of Graeae’s Write to Play programme, commencing in January 2019. Writers will work in partnership with Graeae and year six organisations; Bristol Old Vic, Exeter Northcott Theatre, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Wiltshire Creative, Nuffield Southampton Theatres and Ustinov Studio […]

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    Write to Play South West

    Write to Play is Graeae’s flagship new writing programme devoted to developing the skills and experience of D/deaf and disabled writers nationwide. Since its inception, the programme has developed the careers of 25 playwrights, including Jackie Hagan, whose first play Cosmic Scallies was co-produced by Graeae and the Royal Exchange Manchester in August 2017. We […]

    Applications for Write to Play South West have now closed.
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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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    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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    Writing opportunities elsewhere

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

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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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