“Work in Progress”: The Ghost of Alexander Blackwood
Duration: 2 hours
Age Suitability: 18+
Join our Festival Ambassador, Nadia Nadarajah at this “Work in Progress” play. Get a peek behind the scenes as Nadia develops a play called ‘The Ghost of Alexander Blackwood’. Share ideas, offer feedback on the play’s development, and find out more about the writing process. This event is intended for artists, producers, and theatre professionals. This is not a festival performance or a workshop.
Synopsis of The Ghost of Alexander Blackwood
‘The Ghost of Alexander Blackwood is happening right now. In this space. I’m going to share the story with you too. We’ll be looking to the past and observe how it applies to our modern day as well.
Alexander Blackwood is a deaf icon, he is one of the founding members of The Edinburgh Deaf and Dumb Benevolent Society back in the 1825. We will look back in time to see what Alexander Blackwood faced on his first day of school. Back then, deaf people attended church regularly, however, the sermons were always led by hearing priests and ministers, so deaf people met in secret elsewhere. This is where they first saw a deaf pastor, and in that moment, they realised deaf people could do so much more.’