Solar Bear ran a project through the Erasmus + programme with two other partners from Romania in 2015-17. Our ambition was to connect 15 young deaf people from a school in Romania with 15 members of our Deaf Youth Theatre (DYT).
The group from Romania made two visits to Glasgow and were hosted by Solar Bear. In return, the DYT participants visited Romania in April 2016. The project was great fun, challenging, eye-opening and a chance to make new friends.
At the conclusion of the project we held a symposium at the Scottish Youth Theatre building to celebrate the young people’s achievements, share learning and announce resources.
The legacy of the project was the development of a website, research and development of technical theatre glossaries in both British & Romanian Sign Languages. Several participants from both groups have since gone on to train as actors at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on the BA Performance in BSL and English course.