Inspires: Making Theatre from Global Stories
Making Theatre from Global Stories with Tommy Lexen, Artistic Director
A conversation about international research, field studies & academic collaborations – how to research global stories and topics and turn them into theatre. Drawing on Tommy’s experience from woking with stories from child soldiers in DR Congo and the protesters behind the Ukrainian Revolution earlier this year – we’ll discuss some key questions and challenges encountered during the development process.
– What is the balance between artistic freedom and authenticity?
– What are the ethical responsibilities for us as authors/editors of plays based upon and using authentic source material?
– How do we engage an audience and make them relate to a reality far from their own?
This session is part of the IdeasTap Inspires programme of spas that will be taking place throughout the UK in 2014/15 and is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.