DYT Summer 2014


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

Something Else Auction Evening

2 April 2015

Hello! I am here to tell you about an auction we are holding. It will take place on Tuesday 14th April in the evening from 6pm to 10pm. The auction is to raise money for our theatre project for children called 'Something Else'.

The performance offers the chance for deaf and hearing families to come together to watch a show and we want to offer this chance to as many people as possible; raising money will help us achieve this. We want Deaf children to feel included; we know they are often left outof understanding when they go to the theatre. 'Something Else' is performed in English and Sign Language and so accessible to all.

We hope you can help us raise as much money as possible.

We will be auctioning celebrity memorabilia donated by famous actors and writers including the writer who created the Paddington Bear character! He has donated artwork especially to Deafinitely Theatre that we will be auctioning on the night.

So come along!

Deafinitely Theatre bids farwell to two of its staff

3 March 2015

Hello it's Mark Sands here, Executive Director of Deafinitely Theatre. I have some news to announce. After ten years with the company, I've decided it's my turn time to move on. I feel really good about the company. We have a new vision this year and a really exciting three-year plan so I feel like it's the best time to move on. And for me personally, it's time to start pursuing my own projects. So from August onwards this year I will be setting myself up as a freelance producer.

I feel really confident that Deafinitely Theatre has another ten years ahead of it with exciting projects lined up. So, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for my time here. I’ve learnt so much in ten years and I’m really looking forward to what Deafinitely Theatre will do next.

Hello! After watching Mark's farewell message, well he isn't the only one leaving- I'm leaving definitely theatre too! You might be wondering if all the staff are leaving but really it's only two of us!

Mark's career is taking off and I'm leaving because of my career too. For the last two years at DT I've been focused on my role in Marketing. This means promoting the company through our newsletter, social media, (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) and also spreading the word about the workshops we regularly run and the productions we create. It's been an amazing two years and I've learnt so much, but whilst doing this Marketing role part-time I was also focused on my acting career. So that's the reason I'm leaving my marketing role to give sole focus to acting. I'm so grateful to Deafinitely Theatre for all I've learnt and it's been wonderful to work with such a creative team. Marketing and media in the theatre world has been so amazing and it's given me the confidence to go out and pursue acting, - without this experience I perhaps wouldn't feel so confident to take this step.

So, I'd like to say a big thank you to DT, all the best and good luck to the company for a successful future. Who knows what will happen with my new career! Thank you.

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