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  • Asylum Monologues in Lancaster

    Part of the Business of Immigration Detention Conference 22-23 January. Asylum Monologues performance is public and starts at 7pm.

    Posted on 1/22/2015
  • “I only see what I know” – how to write a play about something else

    Reading about the Aryans who came to Pakistan in 1500 BCE, about how they were expert horsemen and aggressive fighters, armed with iron weapons, the image I see is Brad Pitt. Leather breastplate, astride a horse and speaking with that vaguely historical sentence structure that Blackadder so effectively parodied – ‘yes it is, not that […]

    Posted on 1/10/2014
  • Freedom from torture at the Bath Literary Festival

    Written by Hasani for The Independent Blog – Hasani is one of the participants in the Souvenirs project ‘What happened to me, the marks on my body, the memories, they are going to be my souvenirs.’These words are those of a victim and survivor of torture recounting the horrific experiences she went through. The words […]

    Posted on 4/5/2013
  • The Nine O’Clock Slot – Artist in Residence reflections

    Our Artist-in-Residence, playwright Hannah Davies, reflects on her experience with us during 2012 in developing Art of Dying, now called The Nine O’Clock Slot. I was invited to work with ice&fire in 2012 on the research and development process for their Art of Dying project. This was the initial phase of development of a new […]

    Posted on 3/24/2013
  • The Nine O’Clock Slot (previously The Art of Dying)

    By Annecy Hayes We have just completed phase two of the research and development work on our new piece, The Art of Dying. The process was frenetic, challenging and stimulating and full of important discoveries about the future shape and content of the piece. I’m happy to report that whilst working on a play about […]

    Posted on 1/25/2013
  • Meditate that this came about

    ‘You who live safe in your warm houses, you who find, returning in the evening, hot food and friendly faces, consider if this is a man…’ These opening lines of the Primo Levi poem that prefaces his book If This Is A Man, came into my head as I prepared to go on the platform […]

    Posted on 8/16/2010
  • Location Location Location – new adventures in site-specific theatre

    I was in a disused World War II bunker under Dalston Junction, trying to convince Christine – writer, Artistic Director, and (most importantly) my new boss – that this bunker could, like, you know, really be Iraq. Or, for that matter, Gaza.  This could be where Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho was held hostage after implicating powerful […]

    Posted on 7/19/2010
  • All art is created equal… but some are more equal than others?

    There’s an interview in today’s Metro with ‘rockpera’ start Meatloaf, where he is lamenting the death of the album due to current zeitgeist of downloading individual tracks. The ‘itunes effect’, he claims has caused us all to be lazy listeners and that “ten years ago … You couldn’t just buy four songs off the album. […]

    Posted on 5/24/2010
  • Dialogues with the North

    Asylum Dialogues, Sheffield University, 19.04.2010 ‘How come Mary got moved all over the country and put in prison?’ As we squeezed one more group onto the tables at the back, closing the doors on the 130 people packed into the room, it was clear the word about this show had spread far and wide. As […]

    Posted on 5/5/2010
  • Hearing it for the first time

    In mid-April, we work-shopped the first draft of On the Record at the National Theatre Studio. A wonderful gift for which we are extremely grateful. Over two days, we prepared the play for a public reading, with the help of director Ed Viney (a former Director in Residence at the Studio) and a lovely cast […]

    Posted on 5/4/2010

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