To create a Wardrobe department in collaboration with people with learning disabilities working with 2 part time experienced costume designers / makers. This will also provide a costume resources for Theatre productions, schools and drama clubs and we aim for it to eventually be self funding.
It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011
The problem is 3-fold. Firstly, disability is under-represented in the performing arts industry and our aim is to put disability in the forefront of theatre provision. Secondly, the project can provide a wide range of skills and development for a group of the community who are often marginalised. Thirdly, Suffolk has a strong legacy of drama societies but there is limited provision for costumes and props.
A major part of the Theatre's provision we will offer a range of skills learning in a REAL environment. Participants will learn costume repair, maintainence and making, photographing, cataloguing and sourcing new stock. They will learn skills around costume hire and marketing. Thus develop creative, business, numerical and entrepreneurial skills and encourage team work. It will also provide a costume resource for Theatre, schools and drama groups with the added aim of being self funding.
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