Category Archives: Theatre

Training for Immersive, Interactive and Participatory Performance

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.

http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/ah/theatre-dance-and-performance-training-call-for-papers

 

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Theatrical Reality

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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.)

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Sharing experiences of life after stroke

I went to meet with a Stroke Association Communication Support Group this week – talking about what life is like after stroke.  It was pretty humbling.  The conversation was the first stage of a project that seeks to find ways of representing some of those experiences using storytelling, dance and music.   I will be collaborating with the saxophonist Jesse Bannister and the dancer Annika Kompart.

There will be a presentation of work in development in the Donald Roy Theatre at the University of Hull on April 21st at 7:30pm.  It will be followed by a discussion with the audience and stake-holders.

This project is kindly supported by the Ferens Educational Trust.

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The Violent Justice in Our Hearts @ Hull Truck

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I was pleased (and nervous) to present the first draft my new piece, The Violent Justice in Our Hearts, in the Hull Truck rehearsal room on Wednesday.  I got some lovely and helpful feedback from the game and sympathetic crew that came to watch.  Very much looking forward to presenting the finished item at the Grow Festival in June.  Slightly panicking about having to learn 6000 words – even if I did write them.

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Performance Pod 209: Applied Theatre with Helen Nicholson

Applied Theatre is a difficult term to define.  In this Performance Pod I discuss its use and history with Professor Helen Nicholson from Royal Holloway, University of London.

She used the word ‘rhizomatic’.  How do you like them apples?!

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/hull-drama-performance-pods/id507418190 …

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Graceland

Graceland

The show I’ve been working on with some students is on next week. It is somewhat ambient. Come along if you have insomnia.

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Acting, Not Acting and the Failure of Drama

A theatre magazine that shall remain nameless said they were going to publish this piece months ago.  They still haven’t, so I thought I’d put it up myself. It’s about why radio drama is awful and watching people walk slowly across an empty space is awesome.

Acting, Not Acting and the Failure of Drama

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