"Celebrated companies Told by An Idiot, Graeae
and New Art Club join artists from our city such as Kitchen Sink Live, Luke Barnes and Ben Phillips.
Mr Sharma has been associate director at the Graeae
Theatre Company in London since 2011 where he directed the world premiere of Jack Thorne's The Solid Life of Sugar Water - a hit at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Elsewhere, a partnership with Graeae
supported six deaf and disabled writers at the start of their careers, and in addition to introducing a new 18-month placement for an emerging BAME producer, the Theatre also shared the work of five up-and-coming BAME writers via its New Black Showcase.
The event launched yesterday with 'This Is Not For You' from theatre company Graeae
, in a piece commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War.
Six producing theatres around the country have joined forces with the pioneering company Graeae
to bring deaf and disabled artists onto main stages - and so into the mainstream.
Theatre Company's hugely successful 2012 tour of punk musical Reasons to be Cheerful, featuring the music of Ian Dury and the Blockheads, the show is going back on the road to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band's seminal album, New Boots and Panties!, and it's opening at Coventry's Belgrade Theatre next month.
He's a patron of Europe's leading disabled theatre company Graeae
; has produced a Channel 4 documentary on Thalidomide; written a musical Thalidomide!
Part 2 also includes Johnston's interview with Jenny Sealey (Graeae
Theatre Company's Artistic Director) and a textual version of a multi-media performance art piece in the final chapter.
Twenty years or so later, the song was performed live during the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Paralympics by Orbital and members of the Graeae
That means we get stuff like The Graeae
- the sisters who share one eye and a tooth - being depicted as a wisecracking trio of taxi drivers who whisk Percy (Logan Lerman) and pals off in their high-flying cab.
I am thrilled to be welcoming London-based Graeae
Theatre Company to the festival for the first time.