“The detailed naturalism I bring to my work found its natural home working with Katie.”
4x45 is an innovative series of commissioned academic lectures and interviews, captured on film, providing a range of perspectives on a topic, theme or practitioner. Each volume, comprising four chapters, will be hosted on Digital Theatre+ and published in print by Routledge.
In this interview from Volume One, ‘The Theatre of Katie Mitchell’, scholar Ben Fowler and designer Alex Eales discuss Eales’ collaborations with Mitchell, including his work on Cleansed, Happy Days and Night Train. Eales gives insight into the process of working on a production, including the designer’s role in working with a text and the detailed naturalism of his set and lighting design.