THEATRE-MAKER | DIRECTOR | ACTOR
‘Being deaf, I have communicated visually all my life – this is something I’m fairly well versed in – but as a theatre maker, the challenges have been to find a more shared visual language as not everyone will converse or indeed understand sign language. What I’ve spent much time doing is creating a specific visual theatrical vocabulary for each piece of work, choosing the elements that are visual and that support the storytelling and the narrative.
I create stories that have shared and universal themes and ideas, that transcend words, speaking to everyone, wherever they live and whoever they are.’
A Glasgow-based Singaporean, Ramesh Meyyappan is a theatre maker who develops performances using an eclectic mix of visual and physical theatre styles. Ramesh continually seeks to develop and extend his theatrical visual vocabulary, for example incorporating circus techniques, bouffon, puppetry and illusion within his work. He enjoys the challenge of creating strong narrative visual work.
Over the years, his solo performances and collaborations have toured nationally and internationally (over 20 countries) to much critical acclaim. He has been nominated five times for Best Actor at the Life! Theatre Awards (Singapore) and awarded the accolade twice.
“Ramesh is an artist who seeks out courage, hope and redemptive transformation in his story-telling”