Posted on: 24 Jan 2024
Unseen Audio Drama Extant presents Unseen, a gripping new audio drama that examines the subtle and insidious effect of domestic abuse on the blind and visually impaired community, using empathy, hope and candour to raise awareness of this important subject. Through the stories of two visually impaired protagonists, Unseen illuminates the unique ways that […]
I Dream in Colour
Posted on: 24 Jul 2023
Extant in association with Bloomsbury Festival 2023 presents ‘I Dream in Colour’ by Jasmin Thien, an autobiographical one-woman play exploring memory, loss, and the intersection between disability and immigrant culture, drawn from Jasmin’s experiences growing up fighting eye cancer and eventually blindness as a Bruneian-born Chinese. “When fighting for survival is who you are as […]
I Dream in Colour by Jasmin Thien & No Future by Helena Ascough
Posted on: 7 Mar 2023
Extant, Helena Ascough and Jasmin Thien Present: ‘No Future’ & ‘I Dream In Colour’ A double bill of new work by Extant’s Associate Artists, showcasing the cutting edge of access-led theatre created by blind and visually impaired theatre artists. Camden People’s Theatre Mon 27 Mar 2023, 19:15 No Future – written and performed by Helena Ascough […]
Past Life at the Bloomsbury Festival
Posted on: 5 Jul 2022
Extant is delighted to present Past Life by Alice Christina-Corrigan at the Bloomsbury Festival 2022 Written and performed by Alice Corrigan, a graduate of Extant’s Pathways Writers Programme, Past Life is a genre-bending, multi-sensory and creatively accessible exploration of the stages of a breakup and the normalisation of sexual assault in relationships. Written and performed […]
Pathways Directors Showcase – Zoom Watch Party
Posted on: 8 Feb 2022
Extant is delighted to invite you to the online Zoom showing of the Pathways Directors Showcase. This online event is a filmed screening of the live Pathways Directors showcase which originally took place on 28 January 2022 at the Cockpit. The screening is for anyone who missed the in-person showcase, those who’d like to view the works again, or […]
States of Mind by Christopher Hunter
Posted on: 24 Sep 2021
Visually impaired Shakespearean director Christopher Hunter penetrated the dark heart of Shakespeare’s sensationally successful poem Venus and Adonis to create States of Mind, produced by Extant.
Eye Say, Eye Say, Eye Say!
Posted on: 11 Sep 2020
I Say, what do you get when over a dozen visually impaired comedians congregate for some covert comedy?
Yes it’s Eye Say, Eye Say, Eye Say! At this year’s Bloomsbury Festival!
Join us on 17th October at 6 pm for a night of eye-watering comedy from our awesome range of visually impaired comedians who will actually be performing together and live-streamed to you from a top-secret location and offering 20/20 insights on their diverse experiences living in the capital!
The Write Stage
Posted on: 20 Apr 2020
In October 2017, Extant paired seven writers with seven professional mentors for the Write Stage project. Over four months, participants worked together to develop seven individual pieces of new writing, which was presented by an integrated cast of visually impaired actors and directors in a live performance. Funded by Arts Council England and The Drapers’ […]
Pathways Directors Summer Online Masterclasses
Posted on: 17 Mar 2020
These three summer online workshops will offer our Pathways Directors the chance to explore stimuli, research accompanying themes and build ideas for our proposed face-to-face masterclass intensive in Autumn.
Posted on: 26 Oct 2019
Dance Stage was a program of dance classes open to all visually impaired adults at any level of experience or ability.
Quiplash – Unsightly Drag
Posted on: 15 Jun 2019
Quiplash – Unsightly Drag 2019-2020 A cabaret with a difference, Unsightly Drag was presented by collaborating partners Extant, the UK’s leading visually impaired theatre company, and Quiplash, a queer crip (quip) led creative company supporting and taking up space for quip artists and audiences. Blind and visually impaired people from across the LGBTQIA […]
Tinted by Amy Bethan Evans
Posted on: 22 Jan 2018
Tinted is a revolutionary disabled response to the #metoo hashtag. Staged as accessibly as possible and written by disabled playwright Amy Bethan Evans (Libby’s Eyes, BBC Access Room, Kudos Fellowship shortlist and producer of Access Platform) Tinted is the debut full-length monologue from company Scripped Up, championing D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent writers. Tinted started as a […]