Audio and slides from the lunchtime talks that accompanied 'Playing Around'. These talks were given by guest speakers and recorded in a large auditorium; the use of headphones is recommended.
"It's good for them to be involved!" Participatory Theatre-in-Education
Andrew Breakwell was Director of Roundabout and Education at Nottingham Playhouse 1999–2012. During his time there, he transformed the department so that alongside the traditional tours of curriculum-orientated plays to schools, the Playhouse offered a wide range of participation and learning opportunities that placed theatre at the heart of the community.
Pride of Place: Theatre in Rural Communities
How many opportunities are presented to us ... if we make our work in the spaces that people already inhabit? This talk by Gavin Stride, former Director of New Perspectives, explores the relationships between place and the making of theatre for rural audiences throughout New Perspectives’ 40-year history. Is theatre made, and received, differently in rural settings where the stage is one end of the village hall or church nave?
Local Acts: Performing Communities
Guest curator Dr Jo Robinson will draw on objects and images from the exhibition, and from the larger archives of both companies, to examine the different ways in which New Perspectives and Roundabout have worked to build communities in the East Midlands through diverse performances and venues from village halls and classrooms, to gypsy caravans and car showrooms.