A Different Romeo and Juliet
Shilpakala Academy (National Academy of Fine and Performing Arts), Bangladesh
March 28 and 29, 2016
“The UK theatre company, Graeae has been working with Dhaka Theatre, Bangladesh since 2013 to create a long-term training programme with young disabled adults in Bangladesh. This collaboration lead to a new production of A Different Romeo and Juliet in 2016 to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, as part of Shakespeare Lives.
The project was initiated by the British Council and Dhaka Theatre. The aim was to tackle the marginalisation of disabled people, make theatre in Bangladesh more inclusive and to offer audiences a new experience. Nasiruddin Yousuff of Dhaka Theatre will direct the final production. Yousuff directed the acclaimed Bengali production of The Tempest which was seen at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2012. Jenny Sealey, Artistic Director of Graeae, worked in collaboration with Yousuff and shared her expertise in training and development. Sealey was Co-Artistic Director of the London 2012 Paralympics Opening Ceremony.” –Information from the British Council website
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