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Theatre architecture

May 1

Students should consider alternative spaces for performance such as found space or repurposed facilities. First published in the September 2009 Scene issue “Design projects”. My thoughts on this article in 2018: Since writing this article...

An exercise in double casting

May 1

Working together, the student actors of both casts bonded, reducing the chances for later anxiety about competition between casts. First published in the December 2004 Scene issue “Reaching out”. I am a procrastinator. I admit it. During...

The mattering of drama

May 1

Drama is the first and most effective subject in conjuring productive activity in young people First published in the May 2016 Scene issue “Why drama matters”. My thoughts on this article in 2018: Having been asked to preface this with...

The life of a magpie

May 1

You are a director the moment you see yourself as one First published in the March 2005 Scene issue “Staff members and their professions”. My thoughts on this article in 2018: It is interesting to discover just how many ideas still...

The art of theatre criticism

May 1

Speak with your own voice and in your own style. First published in the September 2006 Scene issue “Models of practise”. My thoughts on this article in 2018: James Agate claimed that only a very clever critic could get published. With...

Postdramatic theatre

May 1

I think of this kind of work as a composition of text, image, sound and movement. My thoughts on this article in 2018: It is always of interest, if a little excruciating, to read previous writing arising from a particular moment of your...