Can Theatre Save Democracy?
With Angelika Fink and Katja Kettner
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 - and time - can help save democracy.
Beneath the City
After the death of her mother, a young woman flees from her home. She arrives in a new city, asking for sanctuary. But before it's granted, furious bureaucrats demand their own justice. As she is put on trial for a crime she denies, the community wrestles with its commitment to the people and to power.
Upstart Theatre's thrilling contribution to The Chorus Project, created in collaboration with a Citizen Chorus of young people, elders and asylum seekers, plays at Birmingham REP 16-18 January 2020.