“I might describe it as a completely physical, sensory experience, but you’re not in physical theatre and you’re not in conventional literary theatre.”
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, is hosted on Digital Theatre+ and published in print by Routledge.
In this interview from Volume One, ‘The Theatre of Katie Mitchell’, Janis Jefferies of Goldsmiths, University of London, and designer Leo Warner explore Mitchell’s experiments with ‘live cinema’ and work with non-linear narratives. Warner gives detailed insight into his work with Mitchell on Waves, including how the company moved from rehearsal room to stage and used cameras to bridge the divide between text and dramatic experience.