Awardees Work With Deaf School Students to Create a Play in BSL

Petre Dobre and Jack Nurse delivered the project with Wonder Fools theatre company  and the RCS

We were delighted to hear about the success of Awardees Petre Dobre and Jack Nurse, who teamed up to work with a group of deaf students at St Roch’s Secondary School in Glasgow.

Petre is a deaf actor who was appointed as Scotland’s first ever BSL Director Trainee in 2018 at Macrobert Arts Centre.  He teamed up with Jack, who runs the theatre company Wonder Fools, to deliver the project on behalf of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  They focused on the play The Pack by Stef Smith, making it accessible for deaf audiences by transforming it into British Sign Language.

The team worked together for seven hours a day over five days to complete the project, then performed to their peers in the first school production since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.  Parents and carers were unable to attend the performances due to Covid-19 restrictions, however they will still get to enjoy the show.  There is a documentary of the project and performance in production, which the school will host at a special screening with popcorn and treats.

The project was featured in the Glasgow Times.  Read more in their article.

We are proud of Petre and Jack for their work in making theatre more accessible and inclusive.