Ramps On The Moon is enriching the stories we tell and the way we tell them by normalising the presence of deaf and disabled people both on and off stage.
Led by New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, Ramps on the Moon brings together a collaborative network of six National Portfolio Organisation theatres: Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Nottingham Playhouse, Leeds Playhouse, Sheffield Theatres and strategic partner Graeae Theatre.
Share learnings between partners and across the industry – you can find some of those lessons here, work with the ‘Agents for Change’ within each partner theatre, make productions that reflect society back at itself, educate audiences on what to expect and ultimately give the industry as a whole, permission to take risks.
Please watch our Director for Change Michèle Taylor talk about Ramps on the Moon in the video below. You can watch without captions here. The BSL version will be on our Youtube channel soon.
We also know that the work we do as a collective will enable theatre buildings and workforces to break down barriers to those who may think theatre isn’t for them.
Each organisation has committed to a programme of organisational change including:
Every year, one of the Ramps on the Moon consortium partners leads on the production of a large scale touring piece of theatre which is creatively exciting and ensures everybody has a place both on and off stage.
Integrated accessibility, in terms of audio description, BSL interpretation, captioning and audio description included in the aesthetic and embedded creatively in the production from the very earliest stages.
There are going to be plenty of ways to get involved with An Agent for Change across the country as more Agents for Change positions are created more opportunities will arise. This is an exciting time for the development of access and this is your chance to get involved!
If you would like to submit an article from elsewhere, blog post about an experience you have had (positive or negative!) or even a video of something you have seen that helps tell our story of change, you can do it here. Please make your stories compelling and shareable, relevant and provocative, and we’ll do the rest.