Deborah Bestwick joined as Director and Nick Stafford appointed as Writer in ResidenceJuly 1, 2016 7:43 pm
In 1987, Deborah Bestwick joined as Director and Nick Stafford was appointed as the first ever Writer in Residence for the YPT. The permanent resident acting company included disabled and Deaf performers. The company began exploring bilingual work and in 1988 launched its first bilingual theatre programme in English and Sylheti-Bengali with Dear Suraiya… Love Rehana. This ground-breaking work was hugely successful and the company continued to devise work of this nature, including Bhela – The Raft by the Bangladeshi writer Shamim Azad.
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