Mirror Mirror – Research with University of Nottingham

Post Graduate placement Adam Wilmington joins us on placement for 3 months

Adam Wilmington, a doctoral student in theatre from the University of Nottingham, has joined Red Earth to carry out in depth research in to our inclusive creative process and to gather responses to our work from Deaf and hearing audiences.

As an ethnographer, Adam has observed and documented the company’s rehearsal and technical process for Mirror Mirror. He has also worked alongside the company’s co-directors to develop a range of accessible ways to gather evidence from audiences on our pilot tour of the show to Deaf Clubs and schools with Deaf Units.

Adam’s task now is to collate and analyse the massive body of written, recorded and videoed material in to a report. We’ve already started to respond to the great feedback we’ve had from our Deaf and hearing audiences. Our creative process has been enriched by comments about the positive impact of our work. In our next tour of Mirror Mirror 2018, we will be responding to suggestions about how we can further improve communication on stage in English and Sign Language.

At the end of April 2018, Adam will complete his report, which we will then be able to share with other arts practitioners, partners and current and future funders.

Thanks to an introduction from Red Earth Trustee, Dr. Jo Robinson, Adam’s time with us has been generously supported by:

Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership

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