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British Council

The British Council and Dhaka Theatre is putting together a theatre workshop on gender-based violence ‘Fearless’ for persons with disability; supporting ambitious and creative ideas by outstanding artists with disability. The project includes theatre, dance, music, storytelling, performance arts, public arts, installations, and much more. ‘Fearless’ aims at changing the perceptions of disability, by working with persons with disability in Bangladesh to make new, ground breaking, high quality work. All person with disability are welcome to apply by 31 January 2019.

‘Fearless’ seeks to do the workshop by building a community of collaborators who would help us to embed the works of artists with disability in the mainstream cultural sector and improve access for artists and audiences. The work shop will be conducted by the brilliant actress and drama teacher, Saimun Jahan. Ms. Jahan has been acting on stage for over two decades, from 1996, and has participated in numerous national and international theatre festivals, including the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in 2012! Saimun jahan is also known for being the director, and an actress, of the reputed Bangladeshi theatre, Dhaka Theatre, since 2002.  

Please spread the word among your organisation or group of friends, and colleagues. Everyone is especially requested to spread this message to any person who may have a problem in accessing this message. 

Our first session will be an ice breaking followed by introduction and workshop on 8-9 February and 15-16 February 2019. If you are interested, please contact Abrar Hossain. 

The sessions following that date will be a combination of storytelling, followed by rehearsal. 

If you have any queries or questions, don't hesitate to contact Abrar Hossain, leading up to the date. Please note that the deadline for joining the group is 31 January 2019.

Email: Abrar.hossain@bd.britishcouncil.org

Cell:   +8801730022787