On the 30th April 2019 Moira McAuslan gave an important, searingly honest and poignant TEDx British Sign Language presentation, ‘My Journey’. Being deaf in a world that is ruled by words and sounds can, at times, make you feel confused, if not even excluded. Moira’s story is about her journey of discovery, which started when she became a British Sign Language user. This incredible journey took her to new heights: Moira now holds a BA Performance in British Sign Language and English and is an accomplished actress and theatre director. But since that presentation took place, the world has changed in ways none of us could have predicted. So we asked Moira if she’d be interested in making a follow up reflecting on the current situation we are now living through and what has changed from her perspective. Moira has created a moving, passionate and political response – and we can’t wait to share it with you. You can watch both her original TEDx Talk, thanks to Strathclyde University and Solar Bear, and then watch her follow up presentation here. Moira performed in and collaborated on Ad Infinitum’s latest show, Extraordinary Wall of Silence.
In commemoration of 20 years of the Scottish Parliament, Moira performed “The Long View” by Jackie Kay in front of HRH The Queen, other Senior and Royal dignitaries, The First Minister of Scotland, Political Party Leaders and other distinguished guests from home and abroad. Moira gave her very own Tedx Talk at the University of Strathclyde called ‘My Journey’, an exploration of the barriers both visible and invisible on her journey to become an actor. Film Credits include: Solar Snaps (Solar bear), Happiness (Claire Clark), Transitions 20/40 (dotpot Utd), Perfume ( RCS) Smoking Kills (RCS), Inamorato Silhouette (co-writer & director, RCS. Theatre credits include: Extraordinary Wall of Silence (Ad Infinitum), The Arrival (Solar Bear, Scottish tour), Dream On! (BBC Arts Live), Humans of Deaf Humans (Ciaran Alexander Stewart), Scavengers, Last Woman Left (RCS), Mirrors (NHS Glasgow), Clowning Around (Surge), House of Ladies, Ties (On the Verge Festival), Love and Information (Solar Bear, Scottish tour). Teaching: Workshops to Deaf students on Performance Skills at RCS, Deaf school unit ( Widening Access to the Creative Industries programmes).