On Monday 5 September, learning disabled adults will be able to go along to a free taster session for our brand new drama training course based at Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
The Drama Pathway course will bring together adults with learning disabilities or autism from across the area to learn a variety of new skills that range from performance skills such as physical theatre, improvisation and clowning to developing life skills through drama for adults with more complex learning disabilities.
The taster session will be from 9.30 – 3.30 at the Dance Studio and will give people the chance to experience a typical workshop and meet the Hijinx team delivering the course.
The Pathway course will be delivered by a team of professional arts practitioners 1 day a week for an initial period of 12 months. Hijinx has developed a network of drama Academies across Wales to address a fundamental problem – that learning disabled actors are rarely able to follow the traditional drama route into professional performance. Rather than let their talents go hidden and undeveloped, Hijinx has a bold plan to reach creative learning disabled adults across Wales and give them an opportunity to develop their life skills through drama and, for some, to train to become professional actors. Hijinx students elsewhere in Wales have gone on to perform on stage and screen throughout the UK and internationally.
Hijinx’s Chief Executive, Clare Williams, said “We are thrilled to be able to offer this taster session for our Drama Pathway course at Aberystwyth Arts Centre. We have seen wonderful progress from students at the South, North and West Academies and look forward to meeting new students in Aberystwyth.”
Come along to our taster session
If you are, or know of, a performer with a learning disability who is interested in developing their drama skills and would like to come along to the session, or for more information, please contact Dan McGowan at Hijinx on 02920 300331 or firstname.lastname@example.org