Naomi Obeng reports back from National Student Drama Festival’s collective conversations on how to make spaces fairer, more accessible, and more representative.
Five years ago, playwright Eve Leigh made a decision not to watch plays, movies and TV shows that involved violence against female bodies. She unravels her thoughts, in list form.
Frey Kwa Hawking explores the slippery territory of defining a dramaturg’s role, and forging a practice in a world that requires both productions and people to be marketable.
Kaite O’Reilly writes on cripping up, and how her new production offers a witty, feminist, alternative disability perspective on Shakespeare’s history play.
Poppy Burton-Morgan explores how female-led circus companies are dismantling and reimagining gender on stage.
Ahead of her show ‘The Year of the Rooster Monk’ at Vault Festival, Giselle LeBleu writes on resurrecting pre-digital ghosts and channeling dark forces.
The artistic director of Cardboard Citizens talks theatre and oppression, in response to Nathan Lucky Wood’s piece ‘The Trouble With Outreach’.
Playwright and youth worker Nathan Lucky Wood asks why work being made with ‘hard-to-reach’ groups is so closely focused around their most difficult experiences
Alice Saville explores why it’s time to stop talking about ‘theatre etiquette’, and to start thinking about the behaviour of all sections of the audience.
“Hard-to-reach audiences are not hard to reach if you speak their language” – Ifeyinwa Frederick argues for a new direction for theatre.
Slow criticism: Diana Damian and Anette Therese Pettersen consider a meditative seaside performance created by Norwegian artist Ingri Fiksdal.
As $elfie$ comes to Hackney Showroom, Malik Nashad Sharpe explores the Black and Queer contexts behind their performance.
“How do I mentor a playwright when every time I write a play I feel like I’m starting from scratch?” Tim Crouch on joining the growing band of mentors and dramaturgs who hold up a mirror to the playwriting process.
Rosemary Waugh tells the stories of Celebration, Florida, the town that Disney built and Celebration, Florida, the show that Greg Wohead created.
In the wake of Brexit, a feeling has emerged that now is not the time to be thinking about theatre. Rosemary Waugh discusses why separating the arts from politics is not so simple.