Understanding Visual Vernacular (Workshop)

Brian Duffy

2 Feb 10.30am

Understanding Visual Vernacular (Workshop)

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Combining physical theatre, mime, facial expressions and British Sign Language.

Fairly new to the performing arts, Visual Vernacular is a storytelling style performed mostly by Deaf artists.

In this one-day workshop, open to everyone, Duffy will show you how to construct a story for Visual Vernacular, and how to improve your own material. All you need is to have an interest in physical theatre and/or know a sign language.

Brian Duffy is an actor, filmmaker, and consultant. He co-created and wrote (with Ace Mahbaz) the comedy series Small World about a group of deaf flatmates, acknowledged to be the first sitcom of its kind.


Part of the London International Mime Festival 2020, the capital's longest established international theatre season, spanning the spectrum of contemporary visual performance.

Time: 10.30am–6pm
Price: £70 (£60 conc.)
Venue: Jacksons Lane, Studio 2

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