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‘Billy is Writing’ YSJ MA Theatre & Performance

Billy is Writing (2016) Photos by Dr. Claire Hind
Billy is Writing (2016) Photos by Dr. Claire Hind

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

Billy is Writing (2016) Photos by Dr. Claire Hind
Billy is Writing (2016) Photos by Dr. Claire Hind
Billy is Writing (2016) Photos by Dr. Claire Hind
Billy is Writing (2016) Photos by Dr. Claire Hind