Off the Page: defining accessible theatre-making (2001)

White Horse Road
19 Oct - 19 Oct 2001
Off the Page 2001 - Flyer (front)

This one-day conference raised questions and explored arts practice that enables accessible theatre-making; looking at the opportunities and the barriers that prevent accessibility. It aimed to identify how arts practitioners, producing companies, actors, directors and teachers could take responsibility and contribute to the journey of accessing the arts industry to people with physical disabilities and sensory impairments. The conference focused on three areas: producing theatre and performance; training; employment opportunities.

The conference was the culmination of three years of work undertaken by Half Moon to develop collaborative ways of making accessible theatre with young people with physical disabilities and sensory impairments. The conference was an opportunity to open the debate and highlight ways forward for accessible theatre-making.

Presenters included:

  • Ali Briggs and Jenny Sealey, Graeae Theatre Company
  • Amit Sharma, Actor and Director
  • Celeste Dandeker, Cando Co Dance Company
  • Claire Marshall, Forced Entertainment
  • Daryl Beeton, Actor and formerly with Theatre Workshop
  • Ewan Marshall, Director
  • Jo Hemmant, London Arts
  • Lucy Dunkerly, Royal Court Theatre

Interviews

Creative Team

Conference Materials