We are thrilled to showcase the work of deaf and hard of hearing theatre freelancers that were awarded a Deafinitely Theatre Freelancer Bursary in February 2021, launching in celebration of UK Deaf Awareness Week 2021, Coming Through It Together.

Each week in May we will release four videos on our website showcasing the work of the talented group.

To watch the work, click here

Earlier this year 20 recipients were awarded £1000 and provided with networking and keeping-in-touch sessions with our Artistic Director and Producer, and have been working on a wide-ranging collection of projects and career development initiatives in the past months.

Supported by the Arts Council Culture Recovery Fund, the bursaries were open to deaf and hard of hearing theatre practitioners and performers aged 18 and over at any stage of their career. We have supported a wide-ranging group of talented theatre makers whose work includes acting, visual vernacular performance, poetry, writing, directing, producing, casting directing, film making, digital performance and performance art.

The recipients of the first round of bursaries were Stephanie Back, Rinkoo Barpaga, Duffy, Katie Erich, Richard France, Fifi Garfield, Ben Glover, Alim Jayda, Sahera Kahan, Ace Mahbaz, Harri Marshall, Zoë McWhinney, Colly Metcalfe, Chisato Minamimura, Julian Peedle-Calloo, Jamie Rea, Mary-Jayne Russell de Clifford, Rebecca Saffir, Deepa Shastri and Otis Waby.

To read more about these Bursary recipients, click here