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Deaf Children Take Part in Cambridge Arts Theatre School
Take some curtain calls
20 deaf students aged 14-18 years old will spend two weeks learning new drama techniques and skills from professional deaf and hearing directors, technicians and theatre interpreters.
Students can choose either to perform and spend the two weeks focussing on improving their acting skills, or work behind the scenes learning about lighting, costume, props and set design. This year students will have the additional option to learn stage fighting. This new skill along with the rest of the students' hard work will culminate in the performance Ideas from Romeo and Juliet on Friday 19 August from 7pm at the Cambridge Arts Theatre.
Lisa Warner, NDCS Events Manager, commented: "Deafness makes it harder for children to communicate which can be very isolating. Many deaf young people also find it difficult to participate in out of school activities because they are not set up to provide good communication. NDCS arts activities are led by expert instructors, experienced at working with young deaf people who can help them discover new skills.
"The Cambridge Arts Theatre Summer School is a recurring NDCS summer event which has proved to be great fun for participants, with the opportunity for young deaf people to try new activities, meet new or old friends and increase their self-confidence. Two weeks away from parents is a great way to develop independence.”
- More on the charity NDCS can be found at: www.ndcs.org.uk