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Melissa Mostyn

In the course of over twenty years I have been an artist, writer, arts marketing consultant, lecturer, arts project manager, film director, book editor and arts board trustee. Clients include Tate, V&A, the Design Museum, Phaidon Press, Modern Art Oxford, Shape and Deafinitely Theatre. Before parenthood, I was a published journalist with The Independent and Disability Arts Online, and ran a grant-funded Deaf-led visual arts project, Salon, for five years. I am the author of one e-book (My Daughter and I) and the director of two films: CODA (2011) and listen even when your heart is crying (2014). I currently practise fine line drawing.

Posts by Melissa Mostyn

A female actor dressed in green poses with hands held aloft, next to a male actor dressed in brown

Derby Theatre raise the stakes in integrating sign language into their production of The Jungle Book

Derby Theatre's family friendly production of The Jungle Book is playing until Saturday 20 April. Award-winning writer Neil Duffield’s new adaptation is inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s magical stories with fully integrated BSL interpretation and captioning. Review by Melissa Mostyn Raised by wolves as an orphan, Mowgli continues to live and play ...

Paralympian Laurentia Tan, pictured with her horse

Dressage and the art of music composition

Despite becoming one of Singapore's most decorated sportspeople, deaf Para-dressage rider Laurentia Tan's access requirements have never been fully met until being introduced to the 'woofer' vest. Together with Audiovisiblity, she begins an incredible music journey. Report by Melissa Mostyn Ranked No 4 in the world, Laurentia Tan has represented her ...