Live-streaming play to bring together actors performing in London and Gaza
A play exploring life in London and Gaza is to be performed simultaneously in each location, using live streaming and projection to bring the actors together in a single space.
At Home in Gaza and London follows the lives of people living in both places and the political, economic and physical divides that separate them.
The production uses live-streamed and recorded video, which will then be projected alongside actors in both locations, meaning performers can interact and share the space with their counterparts.
Using filming techniques, the actors from London and Gaza will appear to be sitting around the same table and to be having face-to-face conversations.
It will be staged by Station House Opera at Battersea Arts Centre in London from June 28 to July 1. The company said it wanted the piece to open up new ways for artists to engage with each other across international divides while also eliciting a “direct and personal response to the problems of Gaza and its isolation”.
At Home in Gaza and London has been devised by the cast, and is directed by Julian Maynard Smith and Taghrid Choucair-Vizoso.
The project has been jointly funded by Arts Council England, with National Lottery money, and the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture.
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