The best theatre event of 2012 – apparently…

 

A lecture about overpopulation and climate change turned out to be the unlikely highlight of a year that also featured an intriguing Russian invasionImage

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2012/dec/05/best-theatre-of-2012?intcmp=122

It’s a rare show that makes you want to get immediately, urgently drunk, but Ten Billion had that effect on me. Its portrait of a doomed humanity who have ruined the world but will do nothing about it was so devastating that it made Sarah Kane’s Blasted look like The Sound of Music – and, unlike Kane’s play, it wasn’t even fictional. It’s no exaggeration to say that seeing it has changed my life. http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2012/dec/10/best-theatre-2012-ten-billion?intcmp=ILCMUSIMG9382

At the Royal Court – arguably the most important building the development of modern British drama

Directed by Katie Mitchell – arguably one of the UK’s best contemporary theatre directors

INTERVIEW about her practice: http://www.theatrevoice.com/2335/katie-mitchell-on-directing/#.UMBpK7bHMy4

http://www.amazon.com/Directors-Craft-Handbook-Theatre/dp/0415404398

What’s the best advice you’ve had?

A Russian woman called Professor Soloviova once saw a hit show of mine and said: “It looks very beautiful, but there’s absolutely nothing going on between the actors.” It set me up to ensure that was never the case again. http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2008/jul/15/theatre.culture

The best performance I’ve ever seen: Katie Mitchell

Café Müller: Tanztheater Wuppertal featuring Pina Bausch http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2010/jun/06/katie-mitchell-pina-bauschPina-Bausch-in-Cafe-Mulle-006

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About La (Paula) Mor

La (Paula) Mór is a theatre teacher and director. She has taught and directed in the UK and internationally for 20+ years, both at Secondary and University level. La is currently working on Jeju Island in South Korea at Branksome Hall Asia where she develops original, contemporary theatre with her students and continues research into the applications of the Viewpoints in Theatre Education. La has been trained in Anne Bogart's 9 Viewpoints by SITI Theatre Company and Zen Zen Zo and delivers international Viewpoints training to young people, undergraduates, performers and lecturers. Academic background: BA(Hons) Bristol University; PGCE Leeds University; MA Applied Theatre, Central School of Speech and Drama.

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