Research and Development Week in The MAC – New Play February 2023

We were grateful for the opportunity to develop our new play Expecting By Belfast Playwright Charis McRoberts.  The MAC Belfast was the venue in February 2023 and we were joined by most of the creative team for the week-long session.  The play lets us explore the idea of having d/Deaf artists and hearing artists in the same performing space.  We were delighted to have d/Deaf artist Paula Clarke as creative consultant and actor throughout the week, alongside actor Eoghan Lamb.

The new play will feature in The MAC’s Deaf Festival over the weekend of Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May 2023.  This will coincide with Deaf Awareness Week 2023.  We will follow this with a regional tour of NI.

Thanks to funders Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Halifax Foundation NI Thanks also to sponsors Doyle Shipping Group and The MAC for their valuable input.