Features Published 24 November 2020

A broken story for broken times

Maddy Costa turns her interview with Encounter’s director Jen Malarkey into an interactive twine story, ahead of Friday’s stream of The Kids Are Alright.

Maddy Costa

The Kids Are Alright, by Encounter

So far this year, the performance company Encounter have had to remake their show The Kids Are Alright twice to comply with Covid-19 regulations. Maddy Costa has taken this as her cue to make and remake her interview with Jen Malarkey, the company’s director, on twine. Click here to read it in full.

Encounter and their producers Fuel are screening a film of The Kids Are Alright from 27 November to 2 December, tickets here.


Maddy Costa

Maddy Costa is a writer, dramaturg, researcher into socially engaged/participatory/community arts, daydreamer and fan of dogs. She works in collaboration with other artists/writers, including Andy Field on the Tiny Letter project Criticism and Love, and Mary Paterson and Diana Damian Martin on Something Other and The Department of Feminist Conversations. Things she likes making include zines, prints, spaces for conversation, cakes and 1950s-style frocks. She hosts a pop-up “book group for performance” called Theatre Club where she has all her best conversations about theatre.