Whose Theatre Is It Anyway?

Theatre for Young Audiences in the UK has always been open to and supportive of disabled artists and has explored topics related to disability in plays for young audiences since the 1980‟s. How do we define this theatre? There is a wealth of work that includes:
 Work for young disabled audiences
 Work created by disabled artists/performers for young audiences (both disabled and non-disabled young audiences)
 Work about disability from skilled writers for all audiences, performed by disabled performers. This type of work is incredibly important because it ensures great art is accessible to everyone. It makes theatre richer and it challenges artists to re-evaluate their practice whilst providing important role models for young audiences, giving them the chance to view disability and diversity in a new light.



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