Graeae and 1623 plead: Let Me Be

Published: 9 September 2021
Reporter: Steve Orme

Online course: Let Me Be

Two theatre companies have teamed up for a new course called Let Me Be which will be delivered digitally and is open to all deaf, disabled and neurodivergent artists aged 16 and above.

Graeae Theatre Company and Derby-based 1623 will ask: who is your Shakespeare alter ego? The course for actors, writers and directors at any stage of their career has been influenced by the process 1623 developed for its shows including Queer Lady M, Othello's Sister and Angelica. They bring together artists' lived experiences of marginalisation and their relationship with characters from Shakespeare's plays.

Anyone interested does not need lots of experience of Shakespeare or autobiographical theatre to do the course and will get the chance to develop new skills.

Applications close on Sunday 12 September. The cost for whole course is £5. It will take place online every Tuesday starting on 5 October from 11AM until 1PM. Applicants have the option to take part for 5 or 10 weeks and should apply through the Graeae web site or e-mail [email protected].