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All the latest news on what’s happening at Deafinitely Theatre, with exclusive information on what’s coming up.

Looking for new trustees

7 January 2015

Deafinitely Theatre is looking to recruit three new members to join our six-strong governing body, the board of trustees.

Deafinitely Theatre produces bilingual theatre in British Sign Language and spoken English, and is the only deaf-led theatre company in the UK that provides performances and activities for all ages from child to adult. This means we are able to offer ‘something for everyone’ and we view our broad appeal as one of our key strengths in attracting new deaf and hearing audiences to theatre.

We need people who can support the company to achieve its mission and 3-year business plan. Our annual turnover averages £350,000 and we work project-by-project across a number of theatre venues such as Soho Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, Southwark Playhouse, the Park Theatre and regionally. Over the next 3 years we aim to increase our UK-wide profile.

In particular, we are looking for expertise in the following areas:

  • Fundraising and finances
  • Marketing and publicity
  • Artistic and creative leadership

Board meetings are held quarterly, usually March, June, September and December between 6.00pm and 8.30pm on dates mutually agreed at Diorama Arts Studios, NW1 where the company is based. Two BSL interpreters and a note-taker are provided.

Board members are encouraged to support Deafinitely Theatre’s Artistic Director and Executive Director outside of these meetings, but this is not mandatory.

To find out more about joining the board, please contact Mark Sands on 020 7387 3586 or by emailing mark@deafinitelytheatre.co.uk

Audition for a next production

8 September 2014

Deafinitely Theatre needs you!

Deaf Male Actors who can sign fluently in BSL and VV (Visual Vernacular) and playing age 16 - 20. Hearing Male Actors who can sign fluently in BSL and playing age 16 - 20.

How can you apply? Please send our CV/ Biography and headshot photo to Paula Garfield, Artistic Director paula@deafinitelytheatre.co.uk If you do not have one, we will send you short form to fill in and return to us.

Deadline: Friday 3rd October 2014

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