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verity healey

arts journalist & film maker

verity healey is a London-based writer and filmmaker who writes for HowlRound, Ministry of Counterculture, The London Economic and Exeunt. verity is also a published short story writer (anthology).

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Exploring Colonization and Identity at Belgium’s New Theatre Festival
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Exploring Colonization and Identity at Belgium’s New Theatre Festival

7 May 2019

verity healey discusses themes and productions from Ghent’s new theatre festival called same same but different.

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How Refugees Are Using Theatre to Welcome Parisians into Their Lives
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How Refugees Are Using Theatre to Welcome Parisians into Their Lives

13 December 2018

verity healey looks at how refugees in Paris are using theatre to create connections, break down barriers, and find community.

Bringing Theatre to Torbay
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Bringing Theatre to Torbay

Doorstep Arts

16 May 2017

UK contributor verity healey looks at how Doorstep Arts is bringing access to the theatre arts to Torbay.

Open Your Mind
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Open Your Mind

Theatre Space, Performance, and Audience

6 January 2017

verity healey considers the Battersea Arts Centre’s new Courtyard theatre space and inviting an audience to participate in the performance through interaction with the performance space.

Roads into Portrayals of Mental Health Onstage
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Roads into Portrayals of Mental Health Onstage

7 October 2016

Frequent overseas contributor verity healey reports on the Belarus Free Theatre workshop exploring the intersection of how a true story about mental illness is portrayed on stage.

Violence and Female Genital Mutilation Onstage in Charlene James’ Cuttin’ It
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Violence and Female Genital Mutilation Onstage in Charlene James’ Cuttin’ It

12 June 2016

verity healey discusses Charlene James’ new play Cuttin’ It at the Young Vic in London, England.

Meta
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Meta

A Quiet Theatrical Revolution

14 April 2016

verity healey on Cardboard Citizens’ Meta in London, England, and theatre for social change. 

Place Hacking, Belarus Free Theatre, and Coming Home
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Place Hacking, Belarus Free Theatre, and Coming Home

13 February 2016

verity healey is back with a report on Belarus Free Theatre’s Staging a Revolution festival that was held November, 2015 in London.

To Moscow?
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To Moscow?

4 February 2016

verity healey on what four new Russian plays performed at London’s Frontline Club say about the present and future of theatre in Russia.

Power vs. Truth in Belarus Free Theatre’s Being Harold Pinter
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Power vs. Truth in Belarus Free Theatre’s Being Harold Pinter

21 January 2016

verity healey reviews Belarus Free Theatre’s Being Harold Pinter at the Young Vic in London, England.

Pop Up Performance in a Dictatorship? No Problem!
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Pop Up Performance in a Dictatorship? No Problem!

13 January 2016

verity healey offers an overview of pop up performances by Belarus Free Theatre’s studio Fortinbras, highlighting the treatment of disabled citizens in Belarus.