This Is Not A Riot
October 2011: The Yard, Hackney
March – Apriil 2012: The Old Hairsdressers, Glasgow; Tayside Deaf Hub, Dundee; Venue 1, St Andrews
Part performance, part training workshop, part lecture, part blazing argument, “This is not a riot.” is a new piece of interactive theatre looking at what violence is, why we do it, and when it might be useful. Includes stuffed animals.
Following scratching and development at venues around the UK, Open Source Theatre is currently planning or 2012 a series of one-off performances in venues across Scotland and further afield.
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PROPERTY&THEFT: March – May 2011, and ongoing
Tollcross Community Centre, Edinburgh; The Glue Factory, Glasgow
Building on research performances which took place throughout the UK in 2010, and developed in collaboration with community arts project This Collection, PROPERTY&THEFT was an interactive performance installation which used absurd characters and conversations with the audience to explore daily life in a capitalist society.
The project continues to develop, and we are still seeking new opportunities for it. We’ll be performing extracts from the project in the National Theatre of Scotland’s Five Minute Theatre festival and in UpStage’s 11:11:11 festival of cybertheatre, and we’re currently looking for funding and a home for a larger edition of the performance.
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Israel/Palestine: April 2010
Clifftown Studios, Southend-on-Sea; Corbett Theatre, Loughton; Byre Theatre, St Andrews; Bristo Hall, Edinburgh.
An interactive theatre project which used diverse texts, performances and conversations to explore the Middle East crisis, which toured to theatres, universities and social centres across the UK.
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We’re always on the lookout for new opportunities and collaborators, so if you’re interested in our projects, do get in touch. In the mean time, have a look at the shows’ pages for information, trailers, and details of past performances, and check back regularly for updates.