Alternative Voices Theatre Company Limited started life in 2014 where our fabulous actors created their first performance at The Midlands Art Centre (M.A.C) Birmingham called 'A day to remember and what a day it was. From there
we have gone from strength to strength, becoming a professional arts council funded theatre company in 2018. Most recently we created a radio play in April 2020 which aired on Switch radio to approximately 800 listeners, connecting people when they most desperately
needed to connect. Our dream is that disabled actors can find work without having to be labeled as disabled artists or disability art makers. We want an autistic actor playing a lead role in a Hollywood film or west end musical without the focus being on their
disability but rather the quality of their performance.
Alternative voices passionately believe in empowering adults on the Autism Spectrum to achieve in the world of theatre and to use their alternative voices to tell their stories.
We aim to 1) Put on one show a year with an all Autistic or Neurodiverse cast.
2) Create hard-hitting work which challenges the audience to question exactly what it means to have a human experience.
3) Empower autistic actors to work
within the profession and create quality performances
4) Develop training workshops to educate healthcare professionals, parents and anyone who wants to learn how to better collaborate with individuals on the spectrum.
with our work and develop relationships with other companies in the surrounding areas of Derbyshire.
6) Not to be labeled as disabled or Neurodiverse theatre-makers and performers and show that our work is of good quality and can compete with
the neurotypical market.