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 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.