Birmingham Repertory Theatre Set To Host A Four Day Course Exploring Non-Verbal Theatre Practice
Birmingham Repertory Theatre is set to host an innovative four day introductory course for drama practitioners, exploring non-verbal theatre practice.
Led by international theatre practitioner, Richard Hayhow, the course shines a light on this unique approach to theatre-making, placing the creativity of young people with learning disabilities at the heart of the process.
Matt O'Neill, a teacher who worked alongside Richard at Baskerville School, Birmingham said: “If we are to really address the problems that our young people face and equip them with the confidence and social skills to enable them to lead meaningful, fulfilled lives where they can really make a positive contribution to society, we must recognise that this type of work should be commonplace in all schools.”
Currently the director of Open Theatre Company, Richard will share his knowledge through practical work and theoretical discussion, providing course participants with the basic skills, abilities and qualities that they will need to equip young people to survive and thrive as they make the transition into adulthood.
Daniel Tyler, Head of Education at Birmingham Repertory Theatre says:
“The REP is delighted to be hosting this exciting introductory course led by Richard and supported by our Special Education Officer as we work in closer partnership with Open Theatre Company. We are sure it will give drama practitioners hugely valuable insights into, and inspiration for, creative work with young people with learning disabilities.”
The course takes place from 10 – 13 April 2017 at Birmingham Repertory Theatre and costs £250. Places can be booked via The REP's website by clicking here.