Livestreamed on this page on Monday 8 February at 10 a.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 1 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -54) / 6 p.m. GMT (London, UTC +0) / 8 p.m. EET (Cluj, UTC +2).
Chris Thorpe reads extracts of his work
Performance followed by a panel discussion
Glod: Political Theatre as a Civil Right presented Chris Thorpe reading extracts of his work livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 8 February at 10 a.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 1 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -54) / 6 p.m. GMT (London, UTC +0) / 8 p.m. EET (Cluj, UTC +2).
- Wet earth (soaked by rain water or melted snow)
From the Hungarian galád or the Russian глуда (gluda)
Chris is a writer and performer from Manchester.
Chris writes and tours in the UK and internationally (when it’s allowed). Recent work includes Status (Rachel Chavkin/China Plate); The Mysteries (Royal Exchange, Manchester); The Shape of the Pain (Rache Bagshaw/China Plate); Am I Dead Yet? (Unlimited); The Iphigenia Quartet: Chorus (Gate); There Has Possibly Been An Incident (Royal Exchange, Manchester/Soho/Edinburgh Festival Fringe/Theatertreffen, Berlin): Victory Condition (Royal Court), and upcoming collaborations with the Royal Court, Nationaltheater Mannheim/Javaad Alipoor, Rachel Chavkin/Lekan Lawal and Yusra Warsama.
Chris will perform extracts from:
Always Maybe The Last Time (upcoming Royal Court/Methuen Climate Commission)
There Has Possibly Been An Incident (Royal Exchange, Manchester/Soho/Edinburgh Festival Fringe/Theatertreffen, Berlin).
Community Transmission (commissioned & first presented by Sismo Stories & Performances, Amsterdam)
The performances will be followed by a panel discussion with Chris, Dr Nimisha Patel & Tanuja Amarasuriya.
Nimisha Patel is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, based in London, UK. She is the Executive Director of the International Centre for Health and Human Rights, an NGO and a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of East London, UK. Her specialist clinical and academic areas of interest include torture, gender-based violence, racism and human rights in mental health services.
Tanuja Amarasuriya is a director, dramaturg and sound designer working across theatre, screen, digital forms and more recently, video games. She is co-Artistic Director of Sleepdogs, a curiosity-driven collaboration with writer and composer Tim X Atack, making work that ranges from existential sci-fi theatre to electro-pop albums made entirely from field recordings. She has worked with playwrights and artists including Danusia Samal, Raucous, Improbable, Selina Thompson, and Chris Thorpe and Rachel Chavkin; and her work has been commissioned/presented by the National Theatre (London), Bristol Old Vic, Seattle International Film Festival, Die Gute Fabrik (Denmark), NexT International Film Festival (Bucharest), and Sura Medura (Sri Lanka) amongst others. She was previously Associate Producer at In Between Time international festival; and co-Director of Theatre Bristol. She is interested in making art that fires up people’s imaginations, that goes deep emotionally, and that refuses to simplify human experiences or potential. Tanuja is a resident at Watershed’s Pervasive Media Student, and is currently an Industry Fellow on the Bristol & Bath Creative R&D Expanded Performance research programme, exploring the potential of new technologies on the future of theatremaking. Website.
The performances will be followed by a panel discussion, TBA.
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All performances & discussion will be in English.
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Coordinated by BÉZNĂ Theatre: A British Romanian theatre company making work that investigates societal inequalities & confronts institutional & normalised violences. Pivotal to our work are close collaborations with activists & academics during field research, inclusion of communities in our process & emancipatory actions to enact lasting change.
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