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April 27, 2020

On a good day, I feel as though I have taken my state of not-belonging, of being an outsider, and adapted it to benefit my professional practice: looking in two directions at once,  not standing still. After all, “Wenn ich stillstehe, verstehen ich nichts” (‘If I stand...

April 26, 2020

When facing a crisis, we construct an ‘inner script’ in order to navigate our way through. There is a complex relationship between instinct and information at work – and information is adapted to instinctive behavioural responses. To navigate our way through a new, unp...

April 25, 2020

Yesterday was a tricky day. I have coped well with lockdown so far – I often work from home anyway, we have a garden with songbirds and frogs, and I am able to structure the week with my academic job, voluntary work and dramaturgy for Slung Low. [...] It’s not about me...

April 24, 2020

Our communities have been replaced by networks: we feel solidarity, but it is very specific to issues and situations; when we do come together, we are “short-term brothers & sisters”.

April 23, 2020

How do we push for progress while still holding the space for those who are able to make art at the moment? We need to close the gap while powerful people are scared, but leave space for those who were disadvantaged before Covid-19 and will feel the effects more once w...

April 22, 2020

Seeing people in their own environment, in their home, in their street, is right up mine. I’ve always been delighted by overheard fragments, an expressive pose – a dramolett, as I have come to call the encounters I preserve.

April 21, 2020

I am part German and part British; I am part academic and part dramaturg; I am part theatre and part opera; I part practice, and part teach and research liveness, mediatisation and adaptation studies. I generally try and make a virtue of all those states of in-between...

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