DAC’s Training and Development week

DSC_8267With thanks to the Arts Council of Wales and the BBC Performing Arts Fund, participants from DAC’s Unusual Stage School have completed a residential week of training and theatre skills development.

The week started working in collaboration with Visual & Performance Artist, Rachel Gadsden, on “Body mapping” and self portraits.


Throughout the week we had talks from Equity and the BBC, workshops on Acting for Camera, Boal Image Theatre, singing as well as circus skills with No Fit State Circus and a mask workshop with Taking Flight Theatre Company.

This training and development week was hugely successful; the participants were introduced to industry contacts and had some valuable networking opportunities. They also went away with practical advice on audition techniques and agency work.

We were thrilled to welcome along our motivational guest speakers Caroline Parker and Liz Carr and spend an evening with our wonderful new Patron Kaite O’Reilly.


Rachel Gadsden (Tutor) – “Thank you to everyone who participated, the atmosphere was electric with your creativity and imagination and there was an air of such precious magic in the air throughout, what more can anyone ask for”

Jenna Preece (Participant) – “Loving “Disability Arts Cymru” made so many friends, best week ever!

Julie Barclay (Tutor) – “Brilliant morning working with Disability Arts Cymru actors. Inspired!”

BBC Performing Arts Fund is a charity committed to developing new performing arts talent from across the UK. Since its inception in 2003 the Fund has awarded over £4m to aspiring musicians and talented performing arts individuals and community groups. To learn more about what the Fund does and how to apply please visit the website www.bbc.co.uk/performingartsfund

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