Mindy Drapsa is Artistic Director of Riksteatern Crea which is staged both nationally and internationally, with productions written and performed by artists who are either deaf or members of the sign-language community.
Mindy Drapsa is the first deaf artistic director of Riksteatern Crea and has been a part of Riksteatern Crea’s team since 2017. Mindy Drapsa has directed theatre performances and documentary and short films for Swedish Televisions where she received awards for. In Sweden Mindy Drapsa is also well known as co-founder of the media company Dramaski where she still is president.
In 2013 Mindy Drapsa received Guldtecknet, an honorary award from Swedish Deaf National Association. Mindy Drapsa has BA in linguistics from Stockholms University and also serves as vice president for SIMA Folkhögskola, a Swedish college.
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About Riksteatern Crea
Riksteatern Crea is a pioneer in the production of groundbreaking dramatic art in Swedish Sign Language. Ever since the start in 1970, we have offered a unique selection of dramatic arts, seminars and meetings. Riksteatern Crea has been part of Riksteatern since 1977. Riksteatern Crea is constantly striving to challenge ingrained notions within theatre and other dramatic arts. We want to push the boundaries and at the same time provide a fixed point for the sign-language audience. Watching a Riksteatern Crea performance should be like coming home for our audience.
Riksteatern Crea’s vision is to create the very best dramatic art in Swedish Sign Language, with and by artists and cultural performers who are deaf and members of the sign-language community. We also work constantly to improve our collaboration with international interest organisations and theatres. Today’s selection of dramatic arts in sign language is devastatingly thin. For that reason, Riksteatern Crea is playing an invaluable role. We will keep using the dramatic arts to reflect, influence, impact and change. Today we shape the dramatic arts of tomorrow.