Yesterday Macrobert Arts Centre announced the appointment of Scotland’s first ever BSL Director Trainee.
This opportunity, which is funded by the Year of Young people, has been devised for an emerging Director who uses BSL to help them pursue a career in performance making and Petre Dobre, a soon-to-be graduate from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS), will be starting in a year-long position at the end of May. Petre will benefit from space at the Arts Centre, allocated time with actors from the BA Performance in BSL and English at the RCS and mentoring from Julie Ellen (Macrobert Arts Centre’s Artistic Director).
Julie Ellen (Artistic Director) commented:
‘Petre’s skill of storytelling through movement is exceptional, clear in its intention and graceful to watch. His ideas for making new performance are equally exciting and we are looking forward to a year of learning and creative exchange with this incredibly talented, emerging theatre maker.’
Petre had this to say when he was selected for the Traineeship:
‘I am really excited to be given this opportunity. It’s such a great chance for me as an artist to develop and create my own work. I am really looking forward to getting started and working with the team at Macrobert Arts Centre.’
This one-year traineeship is offered as a result of funding from Creative Scotland’s Year of Young People fund and is a first for Scotland, encouraging and supporting emerging theatre makers who use BSL with the vision, ideas and passion for creating great theatre.