Jonny Cotsen

Jonny Cotsen Jonny Cotsen was born in Cardiff, Wales. Jonny is a qualified graphic designer and teacher but has left his professional career to develop himself as a performance artist, facilitator and consultant for inclusion in the arts. Jonny developed and wrote the Arts Council Wales Toolkit for venues and theatre companies, which provides a…

HNTOnbeperkt

HNTOnbeperkt The National Theater makes unlimited theatre accessible to people with disabilities with HNTOnbeperkt. By making adjustments, theatre visits become possible for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired. Since the pilot year in 2018, a lot of knowledge has been gained with the help of the Bartiméus Fund, HandicapNL and…

Vincent Bendervoet

Vincent Bendervoet     Vincent Bendervoet is well-established within the Dutch theatre scene; having been involved in productions since early 2009. After following four years of actor training at the Theaterschool de Trap, Bendervoet had his first professional performance at 17 with the Toneelgroep Amsterdam. Growing up visually impaired, Bendervoet attended both a regular primary…

Athena Stevens

Athena Stevens Athena Stevens is an acclaimed writer, performer director and social activist. She is the Artistic Director of Aegis Productions Ltd, the writer in residence at the Finborough Theatre and Creative Council member and Associate Artist at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. In 2011 Athena made her west end debut, as a writer and actress, in…

Miss Jacqui

Miss Jacqui Miss Jacqui, a Poet and Songwriter, always tries to challenge societal perceptions. A wheelchair user herself, Miss Jacqui wants her poetry and music to help her listeners see the world differently, and inspire others to feel confident in being themselves. She has performed at various locations like the 2012 Paralympic Team Welcoming Ceremonies,…

Illyria

Illyria was created in 1991, and ever since has delighted audiences the length and breadth of the UK, and in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, the United States and Canada. It’s swift, it’s polished and it’s spoken beautifully (uniquely among open-air touring theatre companies Illyria’s artistic director has published articles on verse-speaking) – and scholars…

Het Zwarte Schaap

Het Zwarte Schaap (HZS) presents evenings devoted to spoken word and poetry in The Hague. The aim is to give (semi) professional poets a stage in The Hague. This initiative was created to add value to the culture of The Hague by expanding the word art scene. In addition, poetry and spoken word meetings in…

Robin Steegman

Robin Steegman trained at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. With Dutch and Turkish roots and a classical British training, she is a truly international and multi-faceted performer and theatre maker. She co-founded her own theatre “The Nursery” in London in 2010, creating a theatre in a caravan with which she toured European festivals, including Vault…

Arvand Dashtaray

Arvand Dashtaray is a well-known Iranian theatre professional who has influenced the development of independent theatre in Iran. In 2002 he established Virgule TC and built his own theatre, the Hafez theatre, which is now one of the most vibrant theatres in Teheran. In his most recent work issues like identity, cultural diversity and migration…