Graeae at Marina Beach: outdoor performance, research and workshops in Chennai


  • Graeae Theatre Company

Project summary

Graeae Theatre Company will reunite with deaf and disabled artists and researchers from Tamil Nadu and the outdoor performance company La Fura Dels Baus to create a new outdoor production on the themes of disability and isolation, playing to 30,000 people in Chennai. Alongside this performance, the team plan to develop skills and network with a new generation of artists with disabilities in South India, through a mentorship programme and four-week workshops in Chennai.

We will build on a year of development work with South Indian partners to create a more nuanced engagement with disability among the public and build a legacy of a more engaged and vocal disabled community in Chennai, raising public consideration and conversation around the social model of disability and encouraging a public that is more aware of the disabling effects of societal attitudes.