From Casting to Performance- How can we make theatrical practice more accessible?

Published on 23 May 2022

Erica Berman and Fran Sillau curated a workshop for the Bibu/ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering that explored ideas around how to make casting, rehearsal and performance more accessible. From ideas formed in the session, here are some of the main reflections that came from the discussions had in Thursday’s workshop.

Erica Berman talking through the workshop agenda with sign language interpreter

Reflections on accessible theatre for disabled artists:

  1. Casting Calls- thinking about how someone might access and read them.
  2. Outlining expectations for performers
  3. Who’s in the room?
  4. Altering the audition process
  5. Asking what people need and making it happen