Theatre, Interactivity, Democracy
1 4th April 2015, Unicorn Theatre (London)
Ahead of the general election, this event was co-delivered with Duška Radosavljevic, and coincided with the London run of Ontroerend Goed's interactive piece Fight Night. Aimed at a cross-section of young and adult audiences, the discussion that followed the show endeavoured to extend our ideas about democracy, capitalising on the rich history of theatre as a democratic medium and promoting the notion of personal agency through interactivity.
Participating speakers were: Alexander Devriendt (Artistic Director, Ontroerend Goed), Maddy Costa (theatre critic), Vladimir Shcherban (Associate Director, Free Theatre of Belarus), Sasha Padziarei (translator), Simon Startin (theatre-maker and London Bubble Associate), Annette Mees, (Coney Co-Director), and Iain MacKenzie (Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Kent). The event was supported by ETRN and School of Arts, University of Kent. More information here.