While theatremakers initially responded to the Covid crisis by creating film versions of staged shows, they are increasingly exploring digital techniques to move beyond boundaries with experimental yet accessible work
The pandemic has seen international theatres make available a vast array of work to be watched, debated and analysed. As our attentions switch to reopening physical venues, this must not be lost, says Natasha Tripney
With four of its members arrested following protests against Alexander Lukashenko’s re-election, the exiled company is in desperate straits, says Natasha Tripney. British theatremakers must offer compassion, solidarity and action, no matter how perilous our own situation might be
For almost 30 years, Stan’s Cafe has created eclectic, thought-provoking plays that explore complex ideas. Rather than releasing film of previous productions during the theatre shutdown, artistic director James Yarker explains why the company has chosen to create new work for the digital medium
This is an unusually tough time to be entering the theatre industry, says Natasha Tripney, particularly for career switchers and people over 30. She asks, is theatre too focused on attracting young people?