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Deaf Explorer

Posted on | January 29, 2018 | 1 Comment

Delivering my annual workshop recently on deaf children and drama, I met Rachael Veazey from Deaf Explorer. It  happened like this.

This year I had managed to keep the workshop running to time. This may never have happened before! Consequently I had a few minutes to discuss with our trainee teachers of the deaf access to theatre and, in particular, interactive signed productions. I asked the students if they had ever seen interpreters dressed up as characters and appear alongside the actors on stage. ‘It may even be’, I said, looking at our interpreters for the session, ‘that one of our interpreters here performs this role as part of their job, on occasion.’

At the end of the session, one of the interpreters approached me and introduced herself as Rachael Veazey. It turns that she is more than interested in this subject! She manages Deaf Artists’ projects and is part of the group Deaf Explorer. Check this organisation out for yourself but, in brief, the aim of the organisation is to overcome the many barriers for Deaf people to bring their Art to fruition. Rachael brings to the organisation her experience in theatre production and direction.

Glad to have met you that day, Rachael. Please add to our sense of your important work by leaving a comment, if you have a moment.


One Response to “Deaf Explorer”

  1. Rachael V
    January 30th, 2018 @ 5:03 pm

    Hi Angie,
    Thank you so much for the blog post. It was lovely to meet you. We’ve got some ideas for collaborative working this year, so will keep in touch!

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