How to: Visual Vernacular workshop

Join artists Adam Bassett and Matt Gurney for an after-show How to Visual Vernacular workshop.

Visual Vernacular is a unique, highly physical theatrical form, primarily performed by Deaf artists. With elements of poetry and mime, this powerful and expressive story telling style combines strong movement, iconic BSL signs, gestures and facial expressions, to capture the world in all its visual complexity.

The workshop with Adam & Matt will introduce you to the basic Visual Vernacular technique, using facial expressions, the hands and body. Focussing on a character, participants will create a small VV piece to share.

Please note – tickets:
The Visual Vernacular show is £5 per ticket, we are asking for a Pay What You Can donation for those who wish to attend the workshop. The workshop is limited to 20 capacity, so book your place now to avoid disappointment!

The Artists
Matthew Gurney is an Actor, Director and Visual Vernacular performer who has worked both on stage and screen with companies including Theatre Ad InfinitumDeafinitely Theatre and Deaffest.

Adam Bassett is an Actor, Visual Vernacular performer and Improv comedian based in Bradford. Adam was the winner of the Visual Vernacular Competition at 2013’s Deaffest and he made his stage debut at Shakespeare’s Globe in the summer of 2012, as Don Armado in Love’s Labour’s Lost (Deafinitely Theatre).

The venue
ACTA Bristol, logo