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Extant launches Pathways VI-TAP

Posted on: 4 Oct 2019

Training trainers to facilitate practitioner’s awareness As part of our Pathways programme we are extending our series of visually impaired awareness training sessions for theatre practitioners, to tutors and directors. So far we have delivered this training for the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, The Actors Centre and the Young Vic. A wide range of theatre industry […]

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Clare Perkins – our new patron!

Posted on: 4 Oct 2019

“Perkins’ final monologue is incredibly motivational and emotionally charged. Leaving the audience feeling so empowered after a performance is a daunting prospect, but together Perkins and Malcolm obtain this with ease” Johnathon Penney, Miro Magazine on ‘Emilia’ “Perkins as Cynthia…is the show’s beating heart.” Time Out on ‘Sweat’ Actor Clare Perkins has developed a strong reputation […]

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Pathways Actors 1 year on!

Posted on: 4 Oct 2019

Reflecting on the first year of Pathways, we are proud of all the achievements that our Pathways actors have made since their performances at RADA in April. These include filming their first audition self-tapes for TV roles both in the UK and abroad, and auditioning for roles at the London Fringe and the National Theatre. As […]

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Extant and She Goat on The Undefinable!

Posted on: 4 Oct 2019

The Undefinable, She Goat. Image © James Allan 2018 We have been working with the amazing company She Goat to deliver our audio description dramaturgy ‘Enhance 1’. https://extant.org.uk/audiences-and-access/. She Goat is the franglais collaboration of Eugénie Pastor and Shamira Turner, associate artists of award-winning Little Bulb Theatre. Together, they are interested in blurring the territories of theatre and live […]

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Pathways Directors 2019

Posted on: 12 Aug 2019

Extant is proud to launch its second year of the Pathways programme – Directors! 

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Pathways, Year 1, A Scintillating Start

Posted on: 11 Jun 2019

Read a summary of the inaugural year that led to a fantastic presentation in April at RADA Studios here, including a brilliant blog by BAZ Productions, images, and coming soon…. the film of the much praised Pathways event.

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Awards all round!

Posted on: 10 Jun 2019

Extant is proud that two of its former drama projects funded initially by Awards for All as part of our hub building programme in the North West and West Midlands, are now flying the nest!

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A Bit of a Do

Posted on: 10 Jun 2019

From the 5th-7th July join Drunken Chorus in Croydon for three days of accessible performances and workshops!

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No Dramas!

Posted on: 7 Jun 2019

No Dramas!

Are you visually impaired and would you like to come along to drama sessions that are designed to have some fun, learn new skills and meet new people?

Then No Dramas is just for you!

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Job Opportunity: General Manager/Operations Manager

Posted on: 16 Apr 2019

Extant is looking for a reliable, friendly and practical-minded General Manager/ Operations Manager to work with us in the short to medium term. 

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Our new Chair of the Board: Mary Paterson

Posted on: 13 Dec 2018

Introducing our new Chair of the Board, the lovely Mary Paterson

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Pathways—an end of term report

Posted on: 28 Nov 2018

Our Royal Central School of Speech and Drama intern, Bobby-Leigh Howard, gets us up to speed on the activities of our eight Pathways actors. 

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