INTER/ACT - New approaches to non-verbal theatre practice - Birmingham Rep
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INTER/ACT - New approaches to non-verbal theatre practice with young people with learning disabilities

10 - 13 April, 10am - 5pm each day

This innovative four day introductory course for drama practitioners will explore Open Theatre Company's non-verbal physical theatre approach which places the creativity of young people with learning disabilities at the heart of the process. Through practical work and theoretical discussion it will provide 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.

Course leader Richard Hayhow:

International theatre practitioner, Richard Hayhow, has had a long career promoting the creativity of young people with learning disabilities through the development of a unique approach to theatre-making. In 1997 Richard set up The Shysters, a professional theatre company for actors with learning disabilities: over a period of 14 years the company gained a national reputation for the ground-breaking quality of its performance work. As Director of Open Theatre Company, Richard now works with a wide range of young people with learning disabilities in many contexts, particularly in special schools, where the practice has had a significant impact on children's learning and development.

'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.'
Matt O'Neill , Baskerville School, Birmingham

'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 YPWLD.'
Daniel Tyler, Head of Education, Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Please book by 28 February

Ticket Information

Tickets £250
Please book by 28 February

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