Summer Project is about creating a fun and social environment for young deaf, CODA or deaf/blind people to express themselves. It is also an opportunity to develop rich creative skills.
This year we crafted 5 different skills based days with workshops and activities, working with different professional facilitators across dance, theatre and film.
We developed 2 stories and pitched our ideas to ‘movie producers’. There was murder, intrigue and cheese.
Working with Craig McCulloch the group explored how to create meaning, drama and humour without words.
Working with prop and art expert Mela Adela DYT crafted cakes, delicious, colourful, unusual and unique cakes.
Sadly these cakes are not for eating, no matter how delicious they look!
Thursday was a double header. In the morning we visited the Tramway to take part in a dance workshop as part of the Gathered Together festival working with Clare Adam and Lesley Howard. We then jumped back over the river clyde and worked with actor and performer Petre Dobre on visual theatre, using a technique called visual vernacular.
The challenge was simple, create a play in a day.
Starting with a blank page the group devised a story, constructed a theatre performance utilising props and costume and performed the completed play – phew!
We created 2 brand new original performances about a birthday gone wrong and an evil magician.