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Within a trio of booths at Alphabetti, AWARE sees three short films created by theatre companies run by and for people with learning disabilities. A household or support bubble of up to six people can experience the shows in a designated slot, running until Saturday 5th June, as it marks the tender reintroduction to live programming from the city centre venue.

Hijinx presents The Audition: a short documentary travelling back to the spring of 2019, where thirty neurodivergent actors auditioned for roles in a groundbreaking feature film. The footage captured the audition process and interviews revealing the participants’ unique take on the situation from their minds. Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company share Retake, Remake, examining cinema representing people with learning difficulties but played by actors without the issues. Reclaiming the works, an ensemble of creators make them their own. They also offer a new story that layers technology to embody representation, ability and ownership. About Face Theatre Company deliver Creation. With intelligent staging and micro-puppetry, this piece interlinks ancient stories of greed, fear and redemption, focused on our current world through music, narrative and magic.

Alphabetti are striving to set an inclusive platform for not only the audience and theatre makers but all involved.

AWARE runs at Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle until Saturday 5th June

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