Welcome to Stage Beyond Theatre Company
Stage Beyond is a theatre company for young adults with learning disabilities. The company is made up of members from throughout the North West, who already have shown a keen interest in drama. These actors research, devise and tour shows as well as providing accompanying workshops. Based in the Millennium Forum, the company offers the opportunity to explore issues significant to the learning disabled community and present these as theatre pieces and open workshops to the general community.
The company offers theatre training in many art forms, including; dance, voice, physical theatre, music, set design, stage management, lighting directing, facilitation skills and script writing. These take the form of master classes with practitioners from throughout the UK.
Our program this year will also prove to be a busy yet enjoyable and varied schedule.
After our summer break we had masterclasses from one of the country's foremost playwrights. Oscar-nominated Dave Duggan facilitated a series of workshops focusing on the theme of 'Journeys.' The workshops offered participants' a positive new experience of the practice of writing performance texts.
In November Stage Beyond also invited one of London's much loved dance company's. The Corali's Performing Arts Company. They have had prior experiences with BBC TV and on-going successes with international touring festivals. .
We were privileged to have the highly talented visual artist Aidan Lynch in January. Aidan worked alongside our members to help create the breathtaking and evocative stage design for our summer production of "The Spirit of Camelot".
February brought us into the musical aspect of this show and we were delighted to be joined once again by Kevin and Sarah Murphy who are "Wall2Wall Music". The sessions comprised of creating the music for the lyrics composed by our members.
Stage Beyond would like to thank all those who helped with our Fund-raising in May. Everyones contribution is greatly appreciated and is of course invaluable. Stage Beyond would also like to Hail our new friends from Greencastle and value their input and support. 'The Spirit of Camelot' (A fun story of how the land of Camelot lost all its fun and laughter). We are delighted at the presence of;
Nazereth House Primary Long Tower Primary Foyleview
Down Syndrome Trust Something Special
Rosemount Primary Model Primary School
and look forward to their enthuastic participation.
This website is currently being re-organised and continually updated.
Stage Beyond would like thank you for your patience. Feb 2013