18 August 2020 / Grants and Awards

Support in the time of Corona – people/ projects/ links #1

More about some of the recipients of our Covid-19 grants and their projects.


Laura Drane of Light Ladd & Emberton – adapting Disgo Distaw Owain Glyndwr Silent Disco for online performance. The show is part of this year’s Green Man festival: a silent disco in which audiences at home dance the rebellion of the last Welsh prince of Wales – originally commissioned by Visit Wales for Year of Legends, the STR grant goes towards making the show accessible and inclusive, in collaboration with Taking Flight Theatre. Happening from August 22nd.
Twitter: @LightLaddEmber


Tristan Fynn-Aidenu – delivering one day workshop Black Queer Male Actors’ Playground: a space for Black Queer or SGL Male Actors and Artists to explore using drama as a way to connect. Based in Peckham, happening very soon.
Instagram : @tristanfaiduenu
Twitter: @tristanfaiduenu;



Nell Hardy – facilitating one-to-one support sessions for people with learning difficulties at projects including LAUNCH, Jacksons Lane’s young theatre company; a safe space in which young people can find and share their creative and social voices.

Twitter: @nellhardyactor


Jeremy AllenAnalyse Thou for online performance working with Oxfordshire-based organisation Response that helps people with mental health problems to live their life to the full and become more independent.
Facebook: Analyse Thou; Twitter: @AnalyseThou



Julie Rose Bower – researching her project This is what a feminist sounds like; performed sound design from Foley to ASMR. These materials will then form part of a feminist sound design library which will be itemised and made publicly available.; Twitter: @julierosebower
Instagram: @julierosebower; Facebook: @RoseBowerDesign


Stage Management Association
– expanding the reach of the Stage Management Association’s Continuing Professional Development training and support for the stage management community online during the extended COVID-19 period, including online open Tea Break meetings and a Buddy Scheme with the aim of supporting mental health and well-being in our community. Online resources will also be improved.
Twitter:  @SMAssoc; Facebook: Stage Management Association


Emma Clifton – researching, planning and creating a workshop that teaches Costume Designers and Makers the basics of Clo3D digital software technology. The first workshop will be delivered via an online platform and be free to participants.
Instagram: @emmacliftoncostume; @digital.soft.wear
Twitter: @emma_clifton


Ridiculusmus – editing, uploading and curating a season of full-length videos of Ridiculusmus’s current repertoire, preparing supporting documentation for dissemination, archival and research purposes, and converting recordings into digital formats. In addition, educational content about the Ridiculusmus methodology and a DIY documentary will be uploaded to the Ridiculusmus website.
Twitter: @_ridiculusmus_ ; Facebook: Ridiculusmus Theatre; Instagram: ridiculusmustheatre;

More information on the rest of our grants recipients to come shortly!