This week sees the culmination of our three-year international collaboration, The Chorus Project with a three day festival. We, along with MKC in North Macedonia, Theater am Lend in Austria and Pathos Theater in Germany, have come together to make four new shows inspired by The Oresteia – the oldest surviving series of plays in […]
In this episode, recorded live at DARE Festival 2019, Tom talks to Dr David O’Brien about Panic! It’s an Arts Emergency, a ground-breaking study into inequality and taste in the arts in the UK. Read Panic: It’s an Arts Emergency. Find out more about Dave’s co-authored book Culture Is Bad For You. Follow Dave O’Brien on Twitter.
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In our fourth episode, Tom talks to the Citizen Chorus of Beneath the City – a group of citizen performers in Birmingham who’ll be performing with us as part of The Chorus Project. We talked about access to housing and healthcare in the city; about the decline of a sense of social solidarity, and much more.
In Episode 3 of the theatre and democracy podcast, theatre directors Tom Mansfield (UK) and Christian Winkler (Austria), AKA Franz von Strolchen, talk about how taking part in democracy can be part of our cultural identity, reviving the Oresteia’s Satyr Play as an act of reconstructing a non-existent memory, and their shared love of the […]
Dear all This is a reminder that the first weekly Chorus Project workshop rehearsal will be taking place at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on Monday, the 2nd September. We’ll be starting at 6.30pm and finishing by 9pm at the latest. Please come to the Stage Door on Cambridge Street (at the back of the theatre), and […]
Dear all, I’m so excited about starting to work with you all on Beneath the City next week. Thank you so much for expressing an interest in being a part of it! This is just to give you a heads-up about how the week beginning the 19th August is going to work; if you’re not going to […]
In episode 2 of the Chorus Project podcast, Tom talks with Macedonian theatre-makers Kristina Bozurska and Jasmina Vasileva about why coming to London is like meeting your teenage boyfriend for the first time, how democracy feels like something that happens somewhere else, and how hope for change comes from the next generation. Read a transcript
The first episode of the Chorus Project Podcast features an interview with Katja Kettner and Angelika Fink, part of the directing team for The Chorus Project in Germany. Angelika, Katja and Tom talk about how The Chorus Project got started, the different ways of working we have in Germany and the UK, and how theatre […]