As a play that I've been working on goes live tonight, here is a list of tips and tricks for putting on a play online*. Make sure there is a global pandemic for maximum disruption - nothing creates good theatre, as a total change in the status quo.Live in a country that favours its consumer … Continue reading How to do online theatre
Das Leben ist ein Theater und ich war schon auf der Bühne im Mutterleib, weil meine Mutter in einem Schauspiel während ihrer Schwangerschaft gespielt hat. Nachdem ich nach der lebendigen Sensation süchtig geworden war, habe ich viel um das Stück herum getan: Schauspieler, Regisseur, Schriftsteller, Kritiker, Techniker, Bühnenbildner - fast alles. Vielleicht kommt meine Begeisterung daraus, … Continue reading Sein oder nicht sein
The cover photo is that of the defeated Galatian, still ready to fight back. It is a Roman copy of a series dedicated by Attalus I, king of Pergamum, a city in modern-day Turkey, to mark his military victories. More information on the Louvre website. There is so much to worry about at home at … Continue reading War in Armenia
In 2017, I was offered my first big boy job. No, I don't mean one where I have to put on a suit and head into an office, ghastly affair. Nor do I mean that I have to manage a thousand employees and guide business strategy. Nor, in fact, one rewarding with that fabled security … Continue reading On Pantomime, Art, and Community
When I think of Surrealism, I think of an art movement confined to the period between the Two World Wars, l'entre-deux-guerres, as the French retrospectively and neatly call it. It is in such a mad period that this liberty of expression, this explosion of perspective, colour and form, this unbridled licence of art, can flourish, … Continue reading Victor Brauner: What happened to the Surrealists?