Esther Baker describes the Synergy theatre project
20th May 2011
INTERVIEW: ESTHER BAKER
The artistic director of the Synergy theatre project, which works with prisoners, ex-prisoners and young people at risk, tells Aleks Sierz about her work, with a focus on Convictions, the company’s first festival of new writing, which includes Every Coin by Carlon Campbell Robinson and The Archbishop and the Antichrist by Michael Ashton. Recorded at the Soho Theatre, 20 May 2011.
There is a great range of voices in prison. For example, I made a film in 2007 [The Rains of Fear] about an Irish traveller, and that came out of our first playwriting competition.