[Foreign Affairs] Open House – 23 & 24 June 2017
Our mini festival is an annual free event opening up the company’s inner workings to the general public, offering insight into the company’s working practice in a relaxed and creative environment. We will be opening our doors with a collection of events aimed at engaging our audiences, collaborators and friends of the company whilst celebrating our relationships!
World Theatre in Brexit Britain
Roles and responsibilities of world theatre in Brexit Britain – why is it important to take action now?
As an international arts organisation, we are stopping exactly one year after the Brexit vote to reflect on the possible ramifications of Brexit and the changing times.
- What is the relevance of cultural exchange and our work and mission as artists, theatre-makers and translators where the tools of global communication are becoming more sophisticated and yet communities are becoming more insular?
- How do we hold on to our mission through ever-changing social, economic and political circumstances and in the face of the unknown?
- How do we as international theatre makers make a positive impact on the next generation of a society that is largely not engaged in the arts, let alone international art?
- Can theatrical tools empower people to communicate more effectively and so make a positive difference to their lives and in the world at large?
Rehearsed reading of the play Porn – Saturday 24 June
Starting now and running until November this year, we will be exploring some of the work of András Visky – poet, playwright, resident dramaturg and associate artistic director of Cluj-Napoca Hungarian Theatre, Romania. A rehearsed reading, a full production and a post-show talk with Visky himself, are part of our season of his works.
Commissioned by the National Theatre of Budapest and in response to the the Eighth Commandment: “Thou shalt not steal!” András Visky wrote the play Porn. Performed in Hungary, Poland and Chicago, this is an exclusive chance to watch a rehearsed reading of his play, followed by an insight talk with the creative team.