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theatre practice and philosophy from a practitioner's point of view

… a “phenomenological” approach to theatre making has a number of advantages. It provides direct access to the essential ingredient of audience connection to key elements in a work immediately.

TEMPEST IN A BATH TUB Trinculo confronts himself in front of his  invited audience to elicit a phenomenology of theatre making I perform a short play in a bathtub, "Trinculo's Bath Tub". The role of Trinculo emerged from my newsletter. Living in a street called...

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EGO OBLITERATION FROM THE ACTOR

I first did the Butoh lightning bolt exercise in about 1989. It transformed much of my practical thinking about theatre. While Butoh in performance often leaves me cold, its value for training actors is immense. Nothing compares with it when it comes to finding ways...

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THE SOUND IN THE AIR

I saw a show the other night. Lots of people looked terribly serious. They were important people. Their importance was obvious. They held their cheeks in a most important way. And for some, it was in the way they drew attention to the management that their importance...

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DANCE ME TO OBLIVION AGAIN

  art, theatre and reality dance to a deathly tune with farcical absurdity for a somnambulist audience Shadow House PITS aims to create theatre that struggles to escape the defined certainty of beliefs, factual interpretations and points of view. Dance Me was...

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Who Should Act?

Who should act? Who should put themselves in front of an audience? In answering this question so critical for theatre, we come back to theatre’s value and role within a culture and society.

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