Gillian Greer interviews the Bruntwood Prize-winning playwright Katherine Soper about the difficulties of surviving as a young writer, zero hours contracts, and the media response that characterised her as a ‘perfume seller’.
Last month, debates on online theatre criticism raged after incendiary pieces by Michael Billington and Matt Trueman. In their wake, critics and academics Duška Radosavljević, Mark Fisher and Karen Fricker hold an international conversation about theatre, democracy and the role of criticality.
What do we do if the world doesn’t end? Andy Field, co-director of Forest Fringe, considers history and community in Maribor. This is the last in a series of dispatches from Urban Heat – a project exploring the future of theatre’s engagement with urban space and communities.
The New York critics name the 2016 shows that will linger in their minds well into 2017.
Icke, Rice, light-up trainers and malfunctioning spaceships: we’ve seen it all this year. Here are Exeunt’s favourite London shows of 2016, as chosen by collective vote.
From fetish pageant Wagner to amateur folk musicians, Exeunt’s critics nominate their favourite regional shows of 2016 in celebration of theatre staged outside of London.
An antidote to the Christmas shows: Lorna Irvine talks us through Unfix Festival: Rebirth at the CCA in Glasgow.
The artistic director of The Yard mixes experimental theatre and club nights. He explains how this helps him create and programme work with music at its heart.
NoPassport Theatre Alliance and Missing Bolts Productions present their “theatre action” After Orlando as an outlet for rage and grief after the Pulse night club shootings.
As Exeunt launches its Friends Scheme, Alice Saville discusses why it’s time to imagine new ways of funding theatre criticism.
Berlin’s Volksbühne Theatre has been in turmoil since it announced that its new artistic director would be Chris Dercon, outgoing director of London’s Tate Modern. Samantha Jayne Williams explores the controversy, and what it says about theatre, modernity, and narratives of resistance.
Maddy Costa discusses Scottee’s “vital, uneasy, excoriating, demanding” new work.
Maddy Costa talks to Xavier de Sousa about migration, being a host and his new show POST at the Ovalhouse.
Kate Wyver interviews Rani Moorthy, founder of Rasa Theatre, about her play Whose Sari Now?, a look at the stories of five South asian women, and on how she’s fighting for her culture to be heard on stage.
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