After #hotgate, Dr Kirsty Sedgman writes on the complex territory of gender and objectification in theatre, and why it’s time for “a more radical, ethical kind of thirst”.
Exeunt’s London writers choose the shows that they loved, fought for, and couldn’t stop talking about in 2018.
For every play that makes it to the stage, there are many more languishing under commission. Duncan Gates makes a case for more transparency in new writing for theatre.
As Brexit looms, a series of live art parties are creating space to explore multicultural LGBT+ experiences.
“The change is small but the difference is mighty” – J N Benjamin writes on how Misty was transformed in the hands of Arinzé Kene’s female understudy, Kibong Tanji.
James Varney interviews performance-maker Jackie Hagan about access and telling the stories of “real people who are having a hard time”
Artist Nick Field is bringing two new shows to CPT. He chats to Hannah Greenstreet about neoliberalism, Tom Baker, and making work that’s “pretty damn queer”.
Dr Diana Damian Martin and Dr Margherita Laera introduce their new research project, a survey which will explore who writes about theatre and performance, and map the conditions they work under.
Scottee is hosting Hamburger Queen, a “talent show for chubsters”. Here, he explains why it’s essential in an industry that doesn’t make room for fat artists and audiences.
“This is a play about race matters by a writer for whom race matters not” – Desirée Baptiste’s essay unpicks the racist and ableist themes of Martin McDonagh’s play.
Rosemary Waugh chats to Jess Latowicki, one half of Made in China, about how their new show Super Duper Close Up draws inspiration from anxiety, feminism – and skincare.
A new British Council project will support UK bloggers to discover and write about international work.
We dreamed a dream: Exeunt’s writers imagine a takeover of London’s creakiest, most storied theatres.
A mushrooming community: Ava Wong Davies writes on the intimacy and kindness of the works at this year’s instalment of performance art fest SPILL.
Earlier this year, Croydon’s biannual performance art festival became the centre of a firestorm of right-wing media hostility. Here, its artistic director Thomas John Bacon writes on what sparked the flames.