Diverse City is excited to be working alongside Ramps on the Moon in a new partnership, bringing inclusive Youth Theatre Training to venues across the UK.
Ramps on the Moon is a consortium of six mainstream regional theatres with support from Graeae Theatre Company. It aims to open up the partners to include disabled people as artists and audiences, through large-scale productions of existing musicals with integrated casts and creative use of access features. The theatres involved with Ramps on the Moon are: Birmingham Repertory Theatre, New Wolsey, Nottingham Playhouse, Sheffield Theatres, Stratford East and West Yorkshire Playhouse.
Ramps on the Moon have identified Youth Theatre as an important area for investment, to encourage young D/deaf and disabled people to find out what the theatre might have to offer them – as a hobby or a future career.
Throughout July, Diverse City will lead day-long workshops in Birmingham, Leeds and Ipswich. We will be sharing tools and aiming to build confidence with theatre professionals and practitioners from each venue, helping them to make their youth theatre sessions more inclusive.
The workshops will approach the challenges and fears when it comes to disability, explore creative access ideas and bring practical exercises on how inclusion can change the rehearsal room.
Following the workshops, Diverse City will be evaluating the impact of our training with the Ramps on the Moon partners. This will help us identify further training needs and next steps, to ensure a long lasting legacy to support the inclusion of D/deaf and disabled people in youth theatre provisions.
If you are a venue, artist or practitioner interested in our Inclusive Rehearsal Room training, find out more on our website, or contact Louise our Training Producer for more details: Louise@diversecity.org.uk.