Stans cafe contacted Deaf Explorer about working with deaf actors on a new project and we provided advice and support, building confidence about working with deaf actors.

We resolve access and finance concerns. When the project began, Deaf Explorer continued to guide the company by sourcing emerging deaf actors from the West Midlands region and BSL Interpreters.
Caroline Parker in a Rehearsal by Stans cafe

As James Yarker, Stan’s Cafe’s artistic director said

“Deaf Explorer’s expertise and experience made everything extremely easy for us and allowed us to focus our energies on the art. We learn a lot from them and our deaf cast members.
It was so gratifying to hear Mary—Jane Russell de Clifford describe our collaboration with such enthusiasm. We are looking to extend our collaboration by making a bilingual BSL/English family show together”
The following video, recorded for a conference was shared with the Stan’s Cafe board.

We are delighted that actor and theatre-maker Mary-Jayne Russel de Clifford found the experience of working with Stan’s cafe amazing.

The following video was shown to Stan’s cafe Board and the company aim to continue involving deaf actors in future work.