STET The English Theatre – Theatraal Symposium NO LIMITS

17-05-2020, 14:00u -16:30u , Het Nationale Theater - Koninklijke Schouwburg

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British theatre recently has made leaps of progression for increasing diversity in theatre. In playhouses and festival across the country there is a wide variety of performances with actors with various disabilities and catered towards disabled audiences. As a matter of policy many UK theatres now provide an inclusive programme for all with relaxed performances.

As the only fully English-language theatre in the Netherlands, STET hopes to inspire Dutch practice and performers, companies and Drama Schools into adopting more pro-active policies to include artistic work of performers of all abilities.

Therefore we have organised our STET NO LIMITS – A Call to Action Season. This symposium aims to both create a greater awareness of the role of impaired artists in theatre and create a greater awareness of how to implement policies to better cater to disabilities and encourage disabled audience members.

14:00 Welcome note from Elske van Holk, general director of STET The English Theatre

14:05 Official opening of STET NO LIMITS by Sir Peter Wilson, Ambassador to the United Kingdom in the Netherlands

14:15 Performance of Fix Us by BareFace Collective

15:00 Interval

15:15 Second half opening by Marc de Hond

15:20 Keynote speech from Robert Softley Gale of Birds of Paradise

15:40 Panel discussion with performers, activists and producers

16:30 Close