Kasia Senyszyn, who is studying for a PhD in Drama by Research in the School of Arts, supported by the Alumni Postgraduate Research Scholarship, has organised as special free preview of the play Talk, to be performed in the Lumley Studio at 7.30pm on Wednesday 31 July 2019.
Talk, by Mark Wilson, is a moving, brutal look at the introduction of psychotherapy in the early 20th century. It is a tale about the importance of being able to tell your story, and of empathy, kindness and humanity. The team thought that this was the perfect platform to raise issues of accessibility and communication.
The performance has been developed as project, ‘Talk on Tour’, which has included adapting the play, working with the playwright alongside access practitioners and D/deaf and visually impaired members of the local community to develop the accessible strategies.
The production is funded by a Kickstarter campaign, and contributions are welcomed. For more details, please see the page here where you can see a video of Kasia talking about the project.
The resulting performance will run at the Edinburgh Festival from Sunday 11 August until Saturday 17 August, with prices varying from £5.50 to £9.50.
For details of the Edinburgh performances, please see the page here: https://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/event/1298472-talk/
For details of the Kent preview, please see the page here:
The preview is free; please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve tickets.