The Hubbub Theatre Company plan to mark the end of the first year of their actor training course with the fun and informative LaunchPad, Exploring the Space In Between on 22 June.
Project partners Gecko, Told by and Idiot, and Can’t Sit Still Theatre Company will also be in attendance at the event, which will enable artists, performers, theatre makers and other creatives to work within the theatre space with both actors with and without a learning difficulties.
After receiving funding of £6,000 from In Good Company, the company’s year-long training course has helped eight disabled actors from across the region to progress to the next step in their career as actors. For two days a week, the actors received training in stage presence, ensemble work, and physical theatre, which will be on show in the event.
Hubbub Theatre company artistic director, Jen Sumner, said: “We’re very much looking forward to our LaunchPad event in June – it’s a great opportunity for us to showcase the development of our actors and the integrated physical theatre work we have created since the training programme commenced last November.
“Our actors have worked with some very talented and high-profile artists who have equally learnt from our performers about working collaboratively with learning disabled artists and actors with different needs.”