Teaching

Alex Bulmer offers workshops, coaching and consultation in voice, writing and accessible practice. She has extensive experience teaching voice to those with differing speech patterns.

Her teaching credits include Central School of Speech and Drama, Rose Bruford College, Clean Break, London Metropolitain University, Lyric Belfast, The National Theatre School of Canada, the APAE Institute Brazil, SESC Madureira Rio, and the Banff School of Fine Arts.

Alex has created a series of workshops called Blind Imaginings that re-imagine creative process from a non-sighted perspective, de-centring vision, and asking what can be discovered when we dream beyond the assumed. Blind Imaginings brings together writers, performers, directors, designers, and members of the blind community to explore theatre making and blindness and examine current techniques of inclusion both for audiences and artists, opening space to reveal how the inclusion of blind people can inform and shape how we make art.

To contact Alex about teaching or workshops, please email her at alexbulmer66@gmail.com

Here is what people say about Alex’s teaching:

In both group and one to one sessions Alex enables her students to gain the skills and the confidence to explore, strengthen and own their voice.

– Karen Spicer, Actor, Director.

Alex is a dynamic and innovative artist who approaches a specialised practice with a natural ability to invigorate others’ practice in creative settings.

– Jodi-Alissa Bickerton, Training & Learning Manager, Graeae Theatre Company

Being visually impaired and acquiring any form of skills often means you face access barriers. Being taught by Alex who is also visually impaired, enabled an empathetic teaching relationship to develop and so I gained the maximum amount of information/skills in a very short time. She has had a lasting effect on me, particularly in enabling me to pursue my writing with confidence.

– Kirin Saeed, Actor, Writer

This has been a fantastic eye opener not only for myself but also when I am working with other artists with different ways of communicating.

– Peter Edwards, Actor

Participating in Blind Imaginings inspired me to understand that “accessibility” isn’t a burden and shouldn’t be an afterthought. If done with enough time and care, integrating accessible design can be a creative prompt to think outside the box, to go further, to tell stories with more senses involved. It can unlock artistic possibilities and make the work more layered, expressive, and affective for all audiences members. 

– Natasha Greenblatt, Theatre Maker