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Sean Holmes and Nadia Albina reveal Secret Theatre’s Show Two

INTERVIEW: SEAN HOLMES AND NADIA ALBINA In the second interview about the Lyric Hammersmith’s experimental Secret Theatre, the venue’s artistic director Sean Holmes and actor Nadia Albina tell Matt Trueman about Show Two.

Actors Leo Bill and Billy Seymour let slip details of Secret Theatre Show One

INTERVIEW: LEO BILL AND BILLY SEYMOUR The two actors, both members of the Lyric Hammersmith’s Secret Theatre company, discuss the first show of this experimental rep season with Matt Trueman. Spoiler alert: this podcast gives away the identity of the show.

Hong Kong’s Mathias Woo goes to Singapore’s Huayi Festival

INTERVIEW: MATHIAS WOO The Hong Kong-based Zuni Icosahederon co-artistic director, who is also an architect, talks to Mary Mazzilli about architecture and theatre, making theatre in Asia, the changes in Hong Kong after the hand-over in 1997, Eighteen Springs (now running at Huayi Festival in Singapore) and what he thinks about experimental theatre in the UK.

Focus on China: Fat Bird on experimental performance (1/2)

INTERVIEW: YANG QIAN and MARY ANN O’DONNELL (1/2) The two founder members of Fat Bird Theatre Company talk to Mary Mazzilli about what it’s like to make theatre in Shenzhen-Guangdong, the oldest and fastest-growing Special Economic Zone in China. This is the only independent theatre company that promotes experimentation and internationalism; they focus on social changes and are dedicated to transforming Chinese theatre through experimental workshops, guerrilla performances and stage drama.

Focus on China: Fat Bird on experimental performance (2/2)

INTERVIEW: YANG QIAN and MARY ANN O’DONNELL (2/2) The two founder members of Fat Bird Theatre Company talk to Mary Mazzilli about what it’s like to make theatre in Shenzhen-Guangdong, the oldest and fastest-growing Special Economic Zone in China. This is the only independent theatre company that promotes experimentation and internationalism; they focus on social changes and are dedicated to transforming Chinese theatre through experimental workshops, guerrilla performances and stage drama.

Designer Lizzie Clachan uncorks the National Theatre’s Port

INTERVIEW: LIZZIE CLACHAN The designer and co-founder of Shunt talks to Matt Trueman about the National’s revival of Port (2002) by Simon Stephens and her journey from experimental, off-site work into more conventional theatre as the boundaries between different forms have dissolved.

Edinburgh 2012: Ontroerend Goed’s Alexander Devrient talks teenagers and All That’s Wrong

INTERVIEW: ALEXANDER DEVRIENT As the final part of Ontroerend Goed’s teenage trilogy picks up yet another Fringe First and Total Theatre Award combo in Edinburgh, the innovative Belgian company’s artistic director tells Matt Trueman how All That’s Wrong fits into the whole project and what working with teenagers really involves.

Daring to be different: director Lucy Morrison describes the Almeida Festival

INTERVIEW: LUCY MORRISON The Artistic Associate at the Almeida Theatre tells Sophie Reynolds about the Almeida Festival 2012. Now an annual event showcasing emerging artists and companies, this year’s programme includes new works by Inspector Sands, Greyscale, Custom/Practice, and the Young Friends of the Almeida.

Forced Entertainment’s Tim Etchells forecasts The Coming Storm

INTERVIEW: TIM ETCHELLS The artistic director of Sheffield-based performance collective Forced Entertainment talks to Matt Trueman about their latest work The Coming Storm (BAC) and the company’s in-built suspicion of straightforward narrative. With the company in its 27th year, he also talks about self-referentiality, being on the syllabus and keeping the band going.

Hamish Jenkinson travels deep into the Old Vic Tunnels

INTERVIEW: HAMISH JENKINSON The Director of the Old Vic Tunnels tells Sophie Reynolds about how this extraordinary performance space underneath Waterloo Station was discovered, and the way in which it allows the Old Vic Theatre to try out more experimental work.

Cartoon de Salvo celebrates 15 years of experiment

INTERVIEW: BRIAN LOGAN, ALEX MURDOCH and NEIL HAIGH Three members of Cartoon de Salvo speak to Diana Damian about the two shows marking their 15th birthday, Made Up at Soho Theatre, a show improvised from scratch, and The Irish Giant at Southwark Playhouse, based on the true story of Charles Byrne, as well as recollecting the company’s cultural history and commitment to rural touring.

A new season of adventurous events at the Camden People’s Theatre

INTERVIEW: BRIAN LOGAN and JENNY PATON The new co-directors of the Camden People’s Theatre introduce Aleks Sierz to the wonderful world of experimental theatre which goes beyond boundaries with news of the venue’s annual Sprint Festival, and details of some other upcoming productions.

Get in the Back of the Van’s External, a theatrical response to Internal

INTERVIEW: HESTER CHILLINGWORTH, LUCY McCORMICK and JENNIFER PICK Theatre group Get in the Back of the Van talk to Diana Damian about their piece, External (Soho Theatre and touring), which interrogates notions of authenticity and performance in an experimental way.

Curators of ArtsAdmin’s Wake and Archipelago projects

INTERVIEW: ANNE BEAN and GARY STEVENS The curators of ArtsAdmin’s Wake and Archipelago, a six-week programme of performances and installations taking place concurrently at two galleries in Southwark Park, talk to Diana Damian about the work and other projects.

What is Greyscale’s Theatre Brothel? All is explained…

INTERVIEW: LORNE CAMPBELL Greyscale’s artistic director talks to Diana Damian about Theatre Brothel, the company’s micro-festival currently on at the Almeida Theatre, featuring guest artists Inua Ellams and Pin the Tale, and about how to engage the audience in a different theatrical encounter.

Spill Festival Roundtable discusses the theme of infection

SPILL FESTIVAL 2011 ROUNDTABLE Diana Damian interviews four of this year’s National Platform artists about their work in the context of Spill Festival’s theme of ‘infection’. The artists are Martin O’Brien with Mucus Factory, Nic Chalmers with All Erasable, Shabnam Shabazi with Body House Version 1 and Jungmin Song with Hamlet (Tissues).

Rajni Shah: live art musical extravaganza Glorious

2 April 2011

in Live Art, Musicals

SPILL FESTIVAL 2011 Diana Damian talks to Rajni Shah about her live art musical extravaganza Glorious, performed at the Barbican in collaboration with Guildhall School of Music and Drama students and local residents. Recorded at In Nothing Flat studio in Liverpool Street.

Roundtable discussing the experimental Sprint festival

SPRINT FESTIVAL SPECIAL Diana Damian talks to Matt Ball, artistic director of Camden People’s Theatre, and Sprint artists Hester Chillingworth (Getinthebackofthevan with External) and Oliver Lamford (Thisnowthis with Anemone) about creating experimental work and the place of audience engagement in contemporary theatre. Recorded in the occasionally noisy foyer of Camden People’s Theatre. More info: www.cptheatre.co.uk/sprint.php.

Writer and performer Michael Laurence on Krapp, 39

INTERVIEW: MICHAEL LAWRENCE After a brief extract from the work, the writer and performer talks to Matt Boothman about his new play, Krapp, 39 (Tristan Bates Theatre), which is an autobiographical piece in which Laurence, a Samuel Beckett fan and inspired by Krapp’s Last Tape (1958), creates a diary using video, a laptop and audio recording on his 39th birthday. Recorded at Tristan Bates.

Theatre Delicatessen and the site-specific Souk

13 September 2010

in Directors, Site Specific, Theatre buildings

INTERVIEW: JESSICA BREWSTER The Joint Artistic Director of Theatre Delicatessen talks to Matt Boothman about the company’s occupation of derelict spaces in affluent areas of London, and about Theatre Souk, a ‘theatre marketplace’ in which acts and audiences haggle over what each performance is worth. Recorded at 3-4 Picton Place, London.

:DELIRIUM: site-specific experimental theatre

18 June 2010

in Directors, Live Art, Site Specific

INTERVIEW: OLLIE KADERBHAL AND POPPY CORBETT The Artistic Director and Associate Director of :D ELIRIUM: talk to Matt Boothman about staging their debut promenade production, Your Nation Loves You, in the Old Vic Tunnels underneath Waterloo station.

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