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Visual Language Theatre Workshop led by Ramesh Meyyappan – Wellington

18th May - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


This workshop – what?

A two-day practical theatre workshop for the Deaf community.

What to expect?

The workshop will focus on:

  • Lots of fun
  • Visual aspects of characterisation through the use of sign mime
  • Exploring various characters through mimed props and character transitions
  • Nuances of characterisation in performance
  • Exaggerations of characterisation creating comic or grotesque effects
  • Exploring Lazzi – Lazzi provide the basic opportunity for playfulness

Who teach you?
The two-day workshops will be led by Ramesh Meyyappan, one of the most distinctive and acclaimed theatre makers working in Scotland today.

Who is Ramesh Meyyappan?
Ramesh Meyyappan is a theatre maker who develops performances using an eclectic mix of visual and physical theatre styles. Ramesh continually seeks to develop and extend his theatrical visual vocabulary, for example incorporating; circus techniques, bouffon, puppetry and illusion within his work. He enjoys the challenge of creating strong narrative visual work.

Ramesh is something of a pioneer, he has continually explored visual styles that allow him to make work entirely accessible while raising awareness of deaf performers and directors. His work has been nominated five times for Best Actor at the Life! Theatre Awards (Singapore) and awarded the accolade twice. In Scotland he was nominated for a CATS (Critic Award Theatre Scotland) – Best Male Performance for Off Kilter.

Love Beyond (Act of Remembrance) one of his recent works – written, created and performed by him, sees Ramesh present for the first time, work that incorporates both sign and spoken word, these he combined masterfully with his unique visual style. Love Beyond was nominated for 3 CAT awards including Best New Play and Outstanding Performance and won Best Music & Sound Design and Best Technical Presentation.

In recent years Ramesh has been commissioned to write and direct for a number of companies, his original works have included: Peter Pan (Sweden), Lady M (Canada), 1971 (Bangladesh) and Livsfrisen (Norway).


Register now – helloequalvoicesarts@gmail.com


18th May
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Equal Voices Arts
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