In its 25th Anniversary year, Birds of Paradise Theatre Company is interested to hear from theatre creatives and production staff who identify as disabled* to build an understanding of who is available within the sector. BOP aims to work with a diverse range of professionals and support the employment and development of disabled artists and practitioners in BOP productions and projects, as well as the wider arts sector. They are keen to hear from stage managers, designers, technicians, producers, marketing people – as well as performers – essentially anyone working in the performing arts who considers themselves to be disabled.
To do this they need to know who is out there, so they are issuing a general call out to help build a picture and not a call for a specific opportunity at this time. If you would like to be added to their contacts, please send your CV and short paragraph explaining your experience and area of expertise to Michelle Rolfe via firstname.lastname@example.org
*BOP uses the term ‘disabled people’ or ‘disabled artists’ to refer to anyone who self-identifies as disabled. This can include D/deaf people if they identify as disabled as well as others living with impairments (physical, sensory, learning, cognitive, mental health, etc) that identify as disabled. BOP uses the Social Model of Disability and recognises that people with impairments can experience disabling barriers.