Stan Education Pack

The Stan education pack contains activities relating to the play and covering BSL, parental separation and dinosaurs. 

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Stan Evaluation Report

Read about Stan and wraparound participatory activity, and discover the impact it had on audiences.

Stan Programme

Stan toured in 2022 throughout the UK, and the programme contains an overview of the play alongside useful links to relevant organisations.

A graphic that reads Declaration, A Case Study. In the centre is an image of Sarah dressed as a superhero.

Declaration Case Study

Read about audience reactions, highlights, and the positive social impact Declaration made during its run.

Sarah performing Declaration, engaging audience

Declaration Programme

Declaration’s programme includes useful information about the play alongside links to support organisations.

Two actors playing school children face each other and pretend to be dinosaurs. They are each holding a small toy dinosaur and stand against a backdrop of a school playground.


A bilingual play for children which explores communication, friendship, identity, the family unit… and dinosaurs.

A headshot of Sarah wrapped in bubble wrap. Coming out from behind her head are 6 small versions of herself dressed in different outfits with different facial expressions.


Award-winning autobiographical one-woman show exploring ADHD, mental health and diagnosis.

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Secret Diaries

Set to a soundtrack of 80s and 90s guilty pleasures, laugh, love and re-capture your youth with this honest look at the world through teenage eyes.

BSL consultant working on stage

The role of a BSL consultant

BSL stands for British Sign Language and we use this language in theatres to make theatre performance accessible to deaf audiences.

Actors playing a son and mother, the mother comforts her son

Gemma Green: The stakes of separation when children are involved

When I realised that the possibility of separating from my husband was actually very real my first thought turned to my daughter.

Ross performing as Sam in our play Stan, pretending to be a dinosaur with character Alex. The floor is littered with dinosaur toys.

Cast announced for our heart-warming family show Stan

Meet Alexandra James, Ross Thompson and Gemma Green- the cast of our new touring production, Stan.

Lead show image for Stan, illustration of two children running through a museum, a dinosaur behind them

Stan roars into venues across the UK for Spring tour

Stan, Art with Heart’s new play for children, roars into venues across the UK for Spring tour.

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We need more than ‘coming out’ stories to come out

Sarah discusses why theatre needs better queer programming in order to compete with T.V & streaming services.

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Ross Thompson: A letter to the powerful

This is a letter to the powerful, the people in charge. The people who can make the difference we so desperately need.

An illustration of a brain projected in Declaration

The Positivity of Difference – Cellist Jo-anne Cox on Declaration

Jo-anne Cox, a cellist with a passion for inclusivity, creative interaction and cross art form collaboration came to watch Declaration at Stratford Circus.

Sarah performing Declaration

ADHD Norfolk CEO talks Declaration and the importance of representation

Andrea Bell, founder of ADHD Norfolk shares her experiences of watching Declaration and joining our workshop for ADHD young people. 

Sarah with a group who participated in a workshop on ADHD

Lifting the weight of shame- Reflections on Declaration

Priscilla Eyles shares her experiences of Declaration and our ‘Coiled Spring Club’ workshop at Stratford Circus Theatre.

Sarah performing Declaration to an audience

Sarah Emmott talks Declaration and creating autobiographical work

Co-creator and performer Sarah Emmott sat down to tell us all about what you can expect when you come to watch Declaration.

Rachel facilitating a workshop

Q&A with Declaration Director Rachel

If you follow us on social media, you’ll have seen a lot of stuff about our play Declaration,a frank, funny and fearless journey through ADHD and mental health.

Sarah holds a loud hailer and outstretches both her arms above her head. Her teeth are gritted, as she performs in front of an audience in a darkened studio theatre.

Declaration set to tour this Autumn

We’re super excited to be taking our Award-winning theatre project Declaration back on the road this Autumn.

Sarah and Rachel speaking to an audience while a BSL interpreter translates

Sarah Emmott on looking after ourselves whilst making work

Stan Writer/Director Sarah Emmott discusses learning curves, mental health and burn-out during a creative process.

Rachel Moffatt-Feldman interpreting Stan

Rachel Moffatt-Feldman offers tips for working with a BSL interpreter

Meet Rachel Moffatt-Feldman, a wonderful British Sign Language Interpreter. We asked her to offer her top tips for working with ‘terps.

Vilma playing with dinosaurs in a performance of Stan for schools

Performer Vilma Jackson on children reacting to BSL in Stan

See brilliant performer Vilma Jackson, who was cast in the role of ‘Girl’, share her experiences about Stan and the reaction to the use of BSL.

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World Theatre (Birth)Day!

World Theatre Day coincides with Belgrade Theatre, Coventry‘s 60th birthday! Sarah reflects on how an early experience at the Belgrade helped shape her career.