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INVITATION TO AN OPEN WORKSHOP
Innovative Bilingual Theatre with Sign Language

Dear actor, actress,  arts director & arts manager

Recently, our team from Signandsoundtheatre.eu did a small survey looking for artists and arts organisations in Europe who use sign language. We received around 90 responses, amongst which one from or about you or your organisation.

Signandsoundtheatre.eu is a Creative Europe project, funded by the European Commission, to promote ‘inclusive bilingual theatre’ as a format to bring together deaf and hearing actors, and deaf and hearing audiences. In the next few months, theatre companies from 5 countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Portugal, U.K. and Belgium) will premiere the “Kukunor”, by Eero Enqvist, in their own spoken and sign languages. This theatre format, where hearing and deaf actors play together on an equal basis in duo-roles, can become a powerful instrument to reach more deaf audiences but also to create mixed audiences of hearing and deaf spectators.

To give you the chance to learn more about this IBT-inclusive bilingual theatre method, we are organising an open workshop in Lisbon on 19-20th October 2018.

 

 

 

We met in this hotel on the first evening (March 8th) to register and introduce ourselves. The next day (March 9th), the workshop was held in theatre “Tishina” (Silence), on 13 Yordan Yovkov Street, Sofia.

We also met with Tsvete theatre from Sofia. They were in the middle of rehearsals for the ‘Kukunor’ in Bulgarian sign and spoken language.

PROGRAMME

Thursday March 8th 2018

– First meeting with all participants of the open workshop

– Aims of the ABBA project: “Audience Blending by Arts”
– Presentation of ABBA partners

– Dinner together

 Friday March 9th 2018

-Open workshop hosted by Eero Enqvist

– Who is who around the table?              
– Your experience in the deaf theatre field.
– Kukunor video materials and rehearsals in the five countries
– What is Innovative Bilingual Theatre – IBT?
– How to reach hearing and deaf audiences in the same venue?

– Lunch

– Open workshop hosted by Eero Enqvist and Ivo Peeters

– Meeting with Tsvete theatre team
– What is going on in Europe in the field of Deaf Theatre?
– What are the needs and dreams?
– How to build more networking?

– Dinner

An open workshop was organised in Sofia, Bulgaria, on 8 and 9 March 2018.

Please have a look at the program below.

We also met with Tsvete theatre from Sofia. They were in the middle of rehearsals for the ‘Kukunor’ in Bulgarian sign and spoken language.

PROGRAMME

Thursday March 8th 2018

– First meeting with all participants of the open workshop

– Aims of the ABBA project: “Audience Blending by Arts”
– Presentation of ABBA partners

– Dinner together

 Friday March 9th 2018

-Open workshop hosted by Eero Enqvist

– Who is who around the table?              
– Your experience in the deaf theatre field.
– Kukunor video materials and rehearsals in the five countries
– What is Innovative Bilingual Theatre – IBT?
– How to reach hearing and deaf audiences in the same venue?

– Lunch

– Open workshop hosted by Eero Enqvist and Ivo Peeters

– Meeting with Tsvete theatre team
– What is going on in Europe in the field of Deaf Theatre?
– What are the needs and dreams?
– How to build more networking?

– Dinner