On Friday 15th January in Quad South Hall – MA Theatre and Performance students, Charlotte Goodlad, Simon Bedwell, Yanzhe Zhao and Jess Chaney, presented Billy is Writing as part of their Collaborations and Commissions module convened by Dr. Eirini Nedelkopoulou. The piece developed through a series of workshops which further explored issues of critical engagement, creative collaboration and audience participation.
Billy is Writing is a collaborative project, which experiments with different modes of audience interaction. Inspired by the story Macbeth, the four makers offer a post-dramatic retelling of the Shakespearean play. The show utilised digital technologies to allow audiences to navigate through the performance narrative using a handheld device. Audience members could decide upon the sequence of the performance ‘acts’ and alter the overall shape of the production.
text by Simon Bedwell