The theatre company has today launched its new online platform Deafinitely Digital and announced the productions it will be streaming for free.
Deafinitely Theatre have announced that it will be streaming three productions as part of its new online resource Deafinitely Digital to help bring theatre to people in this difficult time.
This month, audiences are able to view the company’s 2012 production of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost which was presented at the Shakespeare’s Globe for the World Shakespeare Festival. It then went on tour as part of the Globe to Globe Festival, in which each of Shakespeare’s 37 plays were shown in a different language.
Meanwhile, in May, audiences will be able to watch the 2015 production of George Brant’s Grounded which was filmed at the Park Theatre. While the show was originally a one woman show, Deafinitely Theatre’s production uses two actors to creatively combine British Sign Language, visual storytelling and the spoken word.
The third production that viewers online will be able to watch is the 2017 production of Mike Bartlett’s Contractions. This production marked the company’s 15th Anniversary and won the company an Off West End Award for Best Production. It was also the first professional revival of the play in London since its debut at the Royal Court Theatre in 2008.
Talking about the news, Artistic Director of Deafinitely Theatre, Paula Garfield today said, “We are in precarious times – probably the most difficult and unusual of this century, and many people are struggling. It is therefore important that we find a way to survive and connect beyond physical contact and culture remains a vital way for us to come together, even when we can’t congregate in theatres or galleries. Deafinitely Theatre is thrilled to make digitally available three of our recent plays to give audiences a chance to see, or revisit, these acclaimed bilingual productions. Each will be available for free for one month on Deafinitely’s YouTube channel.”