Talking About Plays... Anita and Me: An Interview with Tanika Gupta

Playwright Tanika Gupta discusses her writing process, inspiration and passion for adapting Meera Syal’s semi-autobiographical novel, Anita and Me, as well as exploring her career progression from radio dramas to stage plays.
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Interview

Talking About Plays... Brontë: An Interview with Polly Teale

Writer and director Polly Teale discusses her experience of dramatising the lives of the Brontë sisters, elaborating on the challenges they faced as women in the 19th century and examining the representation of their inner worlds through their work.
Talking About Plays... Brontë: An Interview with Polly Teale
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Interview

Talking About Plays... Kindertransport: An Interview with Diane Samuels

Diane Samuels takes an in-depth look at her award-winning play Kindertransport, exploring how real-life people and experiences helped to inspire its creation, and considers the importance of telling female stories.
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Interview

Talking About Plays... Regeneration: An Interview with Simon Godwin

Simon Godwin, Associate Director at the National Theatre, unravels the intricate layers of Pat Barker’s Regeneration and discusses his directorial intentions for staging Nicholas White’s adaptation at the Royal & Derngate theatre, Northampton, in 2014.
Simon Godwin - Director (2017)
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Interview

The Shakespeare Series... Part 1: Gender

Professor Kate McLuskie, former Director of the Shakespeare Institute, leads two directors – Lucy Bailey and Phillip Breen – and two actors – Ray Fearon and Zoe Waites – in an in–depth discussion of gender with reference to Julius Caesar and As You Like It.
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Panel Discussion

The Shakespeare Series... Part 2: Love

Professor Kate McLuskie, former Director of the Shakespeare Institute, leads two directors – Lucy Bailey and Phillip Breen – and two actors – Ray Fearon and Zoe Waites – in an in–depth discussion of love and sex with reference to Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, Othello and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Interview

The Shakespeare Series... Part 3: Family

Professor Kate McLuskie, former Director of the Shakespeare Institute, leads two directors – Lucy Bailey and Phillip Breen – and two actors – Ray Fearon and Zoe Waites – in an in–depth discussion of family with reference to Macbeth, King Lear and The Merry Wives of Windsor.
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Interview

The Shakespeare Series... Part 4: Conflict

Professor Kate McLuskie, former Director of the Shakespeare Institute, leads two directors – Lucy Bailey and Phillip Breen – and two actors – Ray Fearon and Zoe Waites – in an in–depth discussion of conflict with reference to Titus Andronicus, King Lear and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Interview

Theatre of the Oppressed

This remarkable archival footage of early games and workshops run by Augusto Boal around the world shows the transformative, liberating nature of his work. Exploring three of his main methods – Invisible Theatre, Forum Theatre and Legislative Theatre – this documentary by Jeanne Dosse explains how each of these methods work in practice.
Augusto Boal
Instituto Augusto Boal
(1971)
Documentary

Thomas Richards on Working with Jerzy Grotowski

In this personal account of his life and work, Thomas Richards talks about art, identity, his time as a student at Yale University, his apprenticeship with Jerzy Grotowski, and his eventual inheritance of the Workcenter in Pontedera, Italy.
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview

A Frantic Assembly Warm Up

Jonnie Riordan, Associate Director of Frantic Assembly's Things I Know To Be True, takes you through six warm-up exercises and provides detailed aims and instructions for use in the classroom. The exercises vary from a fun 'keepie uppie' introduction, through to more demanding cardio and circuit training sessions, all of which are geared towards developing teamwork, stamina, physical confidence and focus.
Frantic Assembly Warm Up
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Workshop

A Masterclass in Theatre Direction with Eugenio Barba

In this personal account, Eugenio Barba, Director of Odin Teatret and of the International School of Theatre Anthropology, shares his thoughts on the techniques and training that develop the art of direction.
Odin Teatret
(2007)
Masterclass

An Interview with Imogen Stubbs and Ewan Stewart

Actors Imogen Stubbs and Ewan Stewart intricately explore Andrew Bovell’s play Things I Know To Be True, animatedly discussing fresh textual interpretations of the key scenes, in an analysis that develops in front of the camera.
An Interview with Ewan Stewart & Imogen Stubbs
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview

An Interview with Kirsty Oswald

Actor Kirsty Oswald explores the symbiotic responsibility of opening Things I Know To Be True to an audience in soliloquy, inviting them as friends on a shared journey, while coming to terms with and conveying the emotional singularity of her own story.
An Interview with Kirsty Oswald
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview

An Interview with Matthew Barker

Actor Matthew Barker outlines his process of learning to play a son, a daughter, a brother and a sister - all within the precincts of the same character in Things I Know To Be True. He discusses the edifying journey through language, science and autobiographical illustration, which enabled an understanding that there are as many stories about transition as there are people who experience it.
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview

An Interview with Natalie Casey

Actor Natalie Casey discusses the interrogative discomfort of exploring the semi-abusive relationship between Pip and her mother in Things I Know To Be True, and how Andrew Bovell’s writing looks, at first glance, like prose but is almost dance-like in rhythm and quality.
An Interview with Natalie Casey
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview

An Interview with Richard Mylan

Actor Richard Mylan reads Things I Know To Be True as a continuous crisis point for Ben, an impending train wreck, hurtling towards a catastrophic act of envy and selfishness. He describes developing Ben’s character by learning his extremes and explains that every moment of the production is intensely physical, even in its stillness.
An Interview with Richard Mylan
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview

An Interview with Scott Graham

Artistic Director of Frantic Assembly Scott Graham discusses the collaborative process of working with writer Andrew Bovell on Things I Know To Be True, and how he came to incorporate a physical language into the production.
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview

An Interview with... David Crystal

In this interview, David Crystal, Honorary Professor of Linguistics at Bangor University, explores the origins and development of the English language from old English to the present day.
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview

An Interview with... Imtiaz Dharker

In this interview, Imtiaz Dharker provides an invaluable perspective on life as a poet. From the creation of images to the influence of other writers, Dharker explores the meaning of poetry and the inspiration for her writing.
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview

Barbara Houseman Masterclass: Bringing Text to Life

In this masterclass with world-renowned voice and text coach Barbara Houseman, students can follow along with Houseman’s process, getting real insight into the tools and techniques used by professional actors.
Barbara Houseman Masterclass: Bringing Text to Life
Tinhouse
(2016)
Masterclass

Barbara Houseman Masterclass: Developing Your Voice

In this masterclass with world-renowned voice and text coach Barbara Houseman, students can follow along with Houseman’s process, getting real insight into the tools and techniques used by professional actors.
Barbara Houseman Masterclass: Developing Your Voice
Tinhouse
(2016)
Masterclass

Eric Bentley at 100: on Brecht, theatre, politics and writing

This extensive and exclusive interview with Eric Bentley, conducted by Professor Anna Furse in 2015, is a unique insight into the life and work of one of Bertolt Brecht’s closest collaborators, shedding significant light on the enduring power of the work, the ideas and the politics of a remarkable moment in history.
Bentley & Brecht
Interview
(2015)

Interviews with Augusto Boal: From 1971 to 2009

This exclusive collection of interview footage charts Augusto Boal’s entire career and influence around the world, giving unique insights into the development of his thought and work. Compiling extracts from interviews he gave in France, the Netherlands, the US, Spain and his native Brazil, this montage by Jeanne Dosse is a superb introduction to his politics and aesthetics.
Augusto Boal
Instituto Augusto Boal
(1971)
Interview

Theatre Lives: Adrian Lester

Adrian Lester talks to Digital Theatre+'s Creative Producer about the roles and industry realities he has encountered in his career, from speaking without words to walking in women's shoes. Lester explains how drama school teaches aspiring actors about graft, how mastering Taekwondo helped focus him as a performer, how roots aren't necessarily geographical, and how he will always, ultimately, return to the stage.
Theatre Lives
(2016)
Interview