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...

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...

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...

Crocodile Seeking Refuge – an Actor’s Journey

As a college student, it is easy to live in a bubble: go to class, come home from class, go to rehearsal, come back from rehearsal, go to bed, etc. It becomes a cycle, an admittedly selfish one, where the only thing that matters is getting to where you need to be and...

It’s the same as prison, like you see on TV

A few months ago, I interviewed Faith, a 12 year old girl who was detained with her mother – twice – at Yarls Wood immigration detention centre. Her story, which will form part of a new script about immigration detention and a new viral film iceandfire is making for...

Creating a theatrical space creates a community

Reading Sara’s blog last week, I was pleased to learn that iceandfire have already received further requests for their new Outreach script, Getting On. At the Almeida Theatre on March 12th, we had been privileged to see a collection of nuanced and tender performances...

Getting On with it

Another week, another outreach script is launched! On the 12th March we had a performance at London’s Almeida Theatre of Getting On, telling the true stories of growing older in 21st century Britain. The project was a year in the making, funded by The Funding Network...
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