What is it?
The Silent Approach is a way to remove one of the biggest barriers to equality in a rehearsal room – language.
It’s a technique based on Stanislavskian precepts of action, objective, given circumstances and character.
This means that everyone in the creative process can work in the same way, at the same pace.
The Silent Approach means equality.
Why does it exist?
Our Artistic Director created the Silent Approach to solve a problem. She wanted to cast actors with moderate learning disabilities in text-based plays for general audiences. A method was needed which meant actors of all kinds could rehearse and perform together. She developed the method by training actors with learning disabilities in conservatoire acting skills and by casting, writing, and directing integrated plays for national touring.
Can I learn it?
Yes, and theatre professionals in the UK are doing this right now via our ‘Writing Tomorrow’s Theatre’ project.