Bringing Theatre to Torbay
UK contributor verity healey looks at how Doorstep Arts is bringing access to the theatre arts to Torbay.
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).
How Refugees Are Using Theatre to Welcome Parisians into Their Lives
verity healey looks at how refugees in Paris are using theatre to create connections, break down barriers, and find community.
Open Your Mind
Theatre Space, Performance, and Audience
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.
Violence and Female Genital Mutilation Onstage in Charlene James’ Cuttin’ It
verity healey discusses Charlene James’ new play Cuttin’ It at the Young Vic in London, England.
Place Hacking, Belarus Free Theatre, and Coming Home
verity healey is back with a report on Belarus Free Theatre’s Staging a Revolution festival that was held November, 2015 in London.
Power vs. Truth in Belarus Free Theatre’s Being Harold Pinter
verity healey reviews Belarus Free Theatre’s Being Harold Pinter at the Young Vic in London, England.
Thinking About Space in Invited and A Doll’s House at Germany’s Our Stage Festival
verity healey examines the concept of theatrical space as it applies to two shows that were presented at Germany’s Our Stage festival in May: Invited and A Doll’s House.
Exploring Colonization and Identity at Belgium’s New Theatre Festival
verity healey discusses themes and productions from Ghent’s new theatre festival called same same but different.
Roads into Portrayals of Mental Health Onstage
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.
A Quiet Theatrical Revolution
verity healey on Cardboard Citizens’ Meta in London, England, and theatre for social change.
verity healey on what four new Russian plays performed at London’s Frontline Club say about the present and future of theatre in Russia.
Pop Up Performance in a Dictatorship? No Problem!
verity healey offers an overview of pop up performances by Belarus Free Theatre’s studio Fortinbras, highlighting the treatment of disabled citizens in Belarus.
Europe’s Game Changer
verity healey does a deep-dive into the Our Stage – 4th European Bürgerbühne Festival, which took place in Dresden, Germany, in May 2019.
The Search for Truth in Putin’s Russia
How Teatr.doc’s “Civil Theatre” Is Exposing Injustice
verity healey looks at Teatr.doc’s latest show, Torture, and the vital need for “truth-telling” theatre.