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Pathways Crew and Design July 2022 – March 2023

Posted on: 9 Aug 2022

Pathways Crew and Design July 2022 – March 2023 Pathways Crew and Design is currently supporting seven participants to build skills and experience in backstage theatre skills, that is: access, stage manager, production manager, set designer, sound designer, lighting designer, costume designer, technician, producer, marketing, publicity, graphic designer.  The course kicked off with an introduction […]

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Pathways Writers Showcase

Posted on: 5 Jul 2022

Our Pathways Writers Showcase took place at Studio 4, Brixton House on 17th June!  Our 16 Pathways Writers each showcased a five minute duologue. Writers collaborated with directors, assistant directors and actors – to ensure that audio description was at the core of the performance.  Following the completion of our Open Script report by Grace Joseph – […]

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Extant Associate Artists at Edinburgh Fringe

Posted on: 5 Jul 2022

Extant Associate Artists at Edinburgh Fringe Extant is proud to have supported several Associate Artists over the past few years, empowering talented blind and visually impaired theatre-makers to create their best work and take artistic risks. We’re delighted that this summer two of our former Associates, Tom Skelton and Amy Bethan Evans are taking ambitious, […]

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Introducing Extant CONNECT

Posted on: 5 Jul 2022

Introducing Extant CONNECT Following the success of recent Pathways  graduation show-case events for actors, directors and writers and after re-engaging with Extant’s creative database through the work of our new Artist Development Manager, we understand the need to establish a regular online networking event.  This will be an opportunity for blind and visually impaired creatives to come together, […]

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Extant turns 25 in 2022!

Posted on: 5 Jul 2022

Extant turns 25 in 2022! “I am proud to have founded this amazing company and steered it through 25 years of innovation, and even more excited now to be launching our plans for steady transition into bold horizons of new leadership” Maria Oshodi Extant Evolve … This summer we moved into our new home – […]

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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 Christina-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. The show uses […]

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Opportunity: Administrator (Part Time)

Posted on: 6 Apr 2022

Extant is looking for a can-do, enthusiastic, and organised person to support the administrative functions of our theatre company, which is currently undergoing an exciting period of transformation. The Administrator will be responsible to the Artistic Director and does not have line management responsibilities. You will be working alongside another Administrator on a job share […]

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Extant Enhance is back!

Posted on: 25 Mar 2022

This Spring we have trained four intrepid visually impaired facilitators in the method of Enhancing shows with accessible features to support four different artists, venues and companies with their upcoming shows. Helped by funding from The Spectacle Makers, they will work with the venues and companies to deliver: Visual impairment awareness training for staff Programme notes that […]

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Opportunity: Administrator (Full Time)

Posted on: 25 Jan 2022

Extant is looking for a can-do, enthusiastic, and organised person to support the administrative functions of our theatre company, which is currently undergoing an exciting period of transformation. The Administrator will be responsible to the General Manager and does not have line management responsibilities. You will provide support across Extant’s projects and productions, general office, […]

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Super Power Panto R&D

Posted on: 14 Dec 2021

On October 4 visually impaired Extant actors joined three actors from children’s pantomime company Simply Smiley to start research on accessible panto for the first time.  Artistic Directors Maria Oshodi and Shannon McNab led and were also joined by TV comedy start Kiell Smith-Bynoe to develop the storyline and humour around the theme of super power […]

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Opportunity: Artist Development Manager

Posted on: 3 Sep 2021

Extant is looking for a knowledgeable, supportive and experienced arts professional to lead a new 2-year pilot Artist Development initiative for our theatre company, which is due to be based in the brand-new Brixton House Cultural Hub from 2022. Over the last 20 years, Extant has been supporting marginalised visually impaired artists with more accessible […]

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Inside Yellow Sound

Posted on: 29 Jun 2021

CEO and Artistic Director Maria Oshodi is currently collaborating with Dr Maria Kapsali, Lecturer in Physical Performance at the School of Performance and Cultural Industries at the University of Leeds, and her colleagues Dr Nikos Stavropoulos, a composer of acousmatic and mixed music, and experimental music technologist, Kingsley Ash. Inside Yellow Sound is an immersive environment […]

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