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Simon Startin

Simon Startin is a freelance theatre-maker and activist of some twenty five years standing, including work with Graeae, Fittings, BBC, Channel 4, Royal Exchange Manchester, Hampstead Theatre, RSC, Red Shift, Theatre Royal, Oldham Coliseum, Birmingham Rep, Kazzum and London Bubble. Associate artist of Theatre Royal Stratford East, London Bubble and Graeae. Graduate of the Young Vic Director trainee. Lectured on the MA Applied Theatre course at Goldsmiths College in Community Theatre and Disability Aesthetics. Alumni of the BAC 21st Century leadership scheme. Board member of China Plate. Currently working as Associate director on the next Ramps on the Moon production "Our country's good".

Posts by Simon Startin

Our Countrys Good show artwork: boat with lanscape in the distance and starry sky.

Ramps On The Moon: Our Country’s Good

Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company in Co-Production with Ramps on the Moon are about to embark on a UK tour of Our Country’s Good. Associate Director Simon Startin talks to DAO about a cast of disabled and non-disabled actors coming together to tell a story of a ship full of convicts ...

Photo of the concrete facade outside the national theatre in London

The National Theatre’s 2018 season of work announced

The National Theatre’s autumn press conference gave no indication as to the casting of disabled actors' for large productions in the theatre's 2018 program of work. Simon Startin concludes that the NT - the nation's theatre flagship - is taking ‘baby steps’ in its approach to inclusion. In the morning light ...

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