Separate Doors 3

Separate Doors Artistic Director Vanessa Brooks at the Young Vic

In 2019 Separate Doors 3 will explore the creative possibilities of making general audience work which includes vocational actors with learning disabilities. 

In February Vanessa Brooks will lead day long Silent Approach masterclasses with the Dark Horse ensemble and guest actors at the Lawrence Batley Theatre Huddersfield.

All three days will explore the Silent Approach as a method to make integrated theatre for general audiences.

  • On day 1 the masterclass is with Directors from leading venues, looking at rehearsal process and method.
  • On day 2 the masterclass is with Theatre Makers focusing on integrated ensemble collaboration.
  • On day 3 the masterclass with established Playwrights will focus on text and story.

Up to 10 guest observers will be in the rehearsal room and a discussion will challenge the process at the end of each day.

In June Separate Doors will host a day long forum at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, featuring a panel of leading actors with learning disabilities, a panel of creatives who took part in the master classes and industry leaders, debating and determining future progress in the representation of people with learning disabilities in general audience theatre.

All activity, plus interviews with key producers, writers and artists will be recorded in a third Separate Doors report and widely disseminated in print and digital format.

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