Ross Young – non-verbal actor
'I am Ross, and I love performing and the theatre! I use my iPad to help me speak and talk to people, I am so excited to take part in the Unspoken Project and to be able to perform in front of an audience using my iPad. I am a part of the Hopshed Theatre Company in Kent where I have performed in shows but am now especially excited to be performing on my own! I like to have a laugh and can be quite a joker. I think my monologue suits me pretty well!'
Dave Young - writer
As a member of The Remix, Dave performed in Breathe at the opening of the Olympics in Weymouth and travelled to Brazil to work with disability dance groups. Dave performed his poetry at the opening of the Paralympic games as part of the ‘Seen but Seldom Heard’ project and at Funky Llama Festival, Plymouth Theatre Royal. Dave was involved in several Diverse City projects including The Complete Freedom of Truth and Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists, He was also an intern for the company documenting their work through poetry. Since 2015 Dave has been involved in Ensemble Graeae's performance training programme. He was also a creative assistant to the directors Kerry Michael and Nickie Wilden on The Who's Tommy in 2017 produced by Ramps on the moon. Dave has also been writing his own script called Grow up and Just Love Chocolate which is a Poetry journey exploring voice and the mind and plans to tour Grow Up and Just Love Chocolate to South West based venues in 2019/2020. Check out more of his work here at www.theshoutingmute.com
He applied to Unspoken Project in 2018 because he wants to promote creative communication within his work especially for young AAC users.