The Zagreb Festival of Inclusive Theater will take place from the 18th to the 21st of October 2021 and will be themed around the celebration of the DLAN association’s 20th anniversary.

The festival will take place in two main venues. The first is the iconic Močvara club where the DLAN association will present a short movie made by Tony Weaver, the Portuguese artistic director involved with the Beyond Signs project. Visitors will also be able to see a performance of the “Deaf Band DLAN” lead by the Croatian artistic director Angel Naumovski, Croatian artistic director of the Beyond Signs Project.

The second venue will be the KNAP center where the Beyond Signs selected artists and artistic directors will have an opportunity to work together in person for the first time since the beginning of the project on developing a sign language performance which will be presented toward the end of the project by late 2022. The workshops and rehearsals will take place from the 19th until the 21st of October and will be concluded by a performance of a widely popular Deaf actor and comedian mr. John Smith from Nottingham, Great Britain. Beyond Signs Project will be introduced in a public event on October 21st.

The DLAN team is very excited with the opportunity to share this wonderful occasion with it’s partners and colleagues from the Beyond Signs project. The past year since the beginning of the project was very difficult in terms of developing artistic cooperation among the selected artists due to restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. This opportunity to meet and work will hopefully kickstart the Beyond Signs team’s artistic outputs and will make up for the lost time during late 2020.