in Community Theatre, Directors, Funding, Participatory and Interactive
8th November 2018
INTERVIEW: ALAN LANE. Slung Low’s artistic director tells Catherine Love about the company’s radical transformation over the last decade, from an independent experimental company to a socially-engaged organisation creating large-scale public spectacles and participatory projects. They discuss the company’s egalitarian set-up and its approach to using public subsidy in a way that gives back to local communities, as its new cultural community college does in Leeds, offering practical and educational courses on a pay-what-you-decide basis. Recorded in Leeds, September 2018.
“How we presented the work, how we made the work, how we talked about the work was as importantly politically, socially and culturally as anything being said onstage”