My new solo piece How To Look will be presented as part of ‘Hold Everything Dear: Performance, Politics and John Berger’, at the Bathway Theatre, University of Greenwich on 14th April. Inspired by the writings of John Berger, it integrates dance and spoken text to reflect on the complexities of looking and be looked at.
An image of Kelsey Burns and me during research and development at NYU in the spring. The project was looking at the how we might use somatic practices and contemporary performance aesthetics to stage/adapt/appropriate Titus Andronicus. I’m excited to say that I’ll be developing this work further with Christian Billing in 2018 at the University of Hull. We’re making a mash up of Ovid, Titus and Hecuba to present to the esteemed folk from Theatre Without Borders.
I am editing a special issue of the journal Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, focusing on training for immersive, interactive and participatory performance. The deadline for proposals for articles and essays is the 30th of November.
I’m happy to say that my monograph, Theatrical Reality: Space, Embodiment and Empathy, is out now, published by Intellect. It’s been a long time in the pipeline. Looking forward to hearing what people think. (Don’t mention the typos.)
On Saturday 14th May I will be giving a talk in Oxford at St Edmund Hall’s Centre for the Creative Brain. I’ll be talking about how theatre makers might draw on research from the field of neuroscience to shape their thinking about training and aesthetics.
You can listen to The Violent Justice in Our Hearts on Mixcloud.
Over the last few weeks I’ve been adapting my theatre piece about rage, justice and terrorism, The Violent Justice in Our Hearts, for the wonderful Resonance 104.4FM (available online for those of us outside London). The programme has been produced by Nicholas Edwards-Longstaff. It will be on at 8pm on Wendesday 2nd March.
The piece is part of an ongoing creative attempt to link autobiographical storytelling with documentary and essay forms. My aim is to bring intimacy to the exploration of complex political and social issues. I hope it works for you.