18th June 2019
Last year, we appointed Scotland’s first ever BSL Director Trainee, Petre Dobre, and we are delighted to introduce his sharing pieces Heartsore and 9/11 on Fri 21 Jun at 7pm.
Appointing Petre Dobre as the first ever BSL Director Trainee in Scotland was an opportunity funded by the Year of Young people and devised for an emerging Director who uses BSL to help them pursue a career in performance making. One year later and Petre is nearing the end of his development practice for two pieces he is sharing on Friday night.
Petre studied for a BA Performance undergraduate degree to be both an actor and a creator of work, exploring the most innovative ways of creating performance through British Sign Language and English. During his three years at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, he studied a rich blend of performance modules and benefited from many collaborative and professional partnerships with the likes of Solar Bear, National Theatre of Scotland and Scottish Opera.
Petre’s time at Macrobert Arts Centre has allowed him to develop as an emerging director and thanks to Creative Scotland’s Inclusion Fund, he will be staying at Macrobert for another year to engage with young deaf audiences and address the barriers that a BSL speaker and director face on a daily basis.
Heartsore: Lovers dance through life but what happens when the music stops? A celebration of the joy and pain of a love lost.
9/11: An intimate portrayal of that terrible day in 2001 through the lived experience of one imagined man.
Find out more about Petre's journey in his video here.