Because We CanCanCan
BecauseWeCanCanCan is a group of emerging artists with learning disabilities, who want to develop careers in the arts. Members can be from any art background, including visual arts, acting, stand-up comedy, film-making, physical theatre, writing and music.
BecauseWeCanCanCan is a semi-independent group. The young artists are in charge of what projects they run and what support they receive.
BecauseWeCanCanCan members formed part of the cast of the recent production Hansel & Gretel at the Birmingham Hippodrome
It’s one of the only places that I can go to that is completely inclusive. It’s somewhere I feel safe and secure while being challenged, able to learn and develop my creative skills. I’m given the opportunities to be included in the arts sector, treated as an equal.
Take a look at some of the fantastic projects, films & oddly-shaped things that our members have made, including short film “The Bag” by Jake Jarvis, which was recently featured on Channel 4’s First Acts!
Maddy Levy’s fantastic radio play The Party Animal debuted on Switch Radio on Monday 6th April 2020. Maddy also runs a phenomenal range of other projects through her own company Alternative Voices
The Party Animal
Script Writer: Madeleine Levy
Cast: Alex Manners, Alice Fry, Lukan Smith, Nicky Priest, Matt Recardo, Madeleine Levy and Samantha Kent
Script Mentor: Stephanie Dale
Creative Enabler: Grace Smith
Audio Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Sound Engineer: Andy Partington
Composer: Maria Haik Escudero
Photographer: John Stokes
Marketing: Bethan Ball