The political theatre debate continues. In an article in The Economist, Natalia Koliada is reported as saying
I am always against separating, saying there should be political theatre or social theatre or female theatre, or aboriginal theatre—it is about theatre. It is about going deep into one life, like a total immersion in personality, in a different circumstance.
Click the image above for the full article. What do you think?
Also in The Economist recently is Mohammed Al Attar, an acclaimed young Syrian playwright who, given the appalling situation in his country, is talking about play-writing as a tool of protest:
I think theatre is political by default. But I do not directly write statements or propaganda
Again click the image above for a very different take on what is ‘political’ in theatre.