Ramesh Meyyappan – artist in residence

The National Theatre of Scotland is delighted to be working in partnership with Solar Bear and The Arches to announce a year-long Artist in Residency project for deaf performance artist, Ramesh Meyyappan.

The residency begins this week, Monday 2nd May, 2011 to coincide with Deaf Awareness Week, which is taking place from Monday 2nd – Sunday 8th May 2011.

Solar Bear is an arts organisation that works with professional artists and people from marginalised groups throughout the community. Solar Bear runs Scotland’s only dedicated deaf youth theatre. The company creates inclusive and accessible theatre productions as well as offering creative learn workshops and consultation services.

Ramesh Meyyappan

Ramesh Meyyappan

Ramesh graduated from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts with a first class BA (Hons). A multi-faceted artist, Ramesh has worked with a number of theatre companies in Europe, Asia and America as a director, performer, teacher and workshop leader. Ramesh aims to make theatre fully accessible to both deaf and hearing audiences. Ramesh’s current production of Snails & Ketchup will be presented in Paris in June and Singapore in July this year. The production will also be part of the Made In Scotland programme at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

 During this coming year, Ramesh will direct a theatre production as part of Arches Live in September 2011; explore script development with the National Theatre of Scotland as well as working closely with the participants of Deaf Youth Theatre. The residency will enable Ramesh to develop his skills and explore opportunities to develop a wider visual vocabulary.


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About National Theatre of Scotland

In its short life, the National Theatre of Scotland has already earned a significant national and international reputation for its daring and originality. The National Theatre of Scotland was established in 2006 and has created over 200 productions. Being a theatre without walls and building-free, the Company presents a wide variety of work that ranges from large-scale productions to projects tailored to the smallest performing spaces. In addition to conventional theatres, the Company has performed in airports, schools, tower blocks, community halls, ferries and forests. The National Theatre of Scotland creates much of its work in partnership with theatre-makers, companies, venues and participants across the globe. From extraordinary projects with schools and communities, to the ground-breaking online 5 Minute Theatre to landmark pieces such as The James Plays by Rona Munro - the National Theatre of Scotland’s aspiration is to tell the stories that need to be told and to take work to wherever audiences are to be found.

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