Immersive Theatre – on a train

Should immersive theatre audiences accept greater responsibility?

writes about her experience when she saw Bordergame…

There was a moment during National Theatre Wales’s Bordergame when the urge to rebel was strong. Like several others – all of us cast as refugees trying to travel from Bristol to Newport – I had been refused entry into the Autonomous Republic of Cymru for having false identity papers and was herded into a holding area. The possibility of trying to organise a rebellion, rise up against the border guards and break free crossed my mind. There was very little to stop us. But I also worried that, in doing so, we’d be disrupting the performance. How would the actors respond? Was the show fluid and flexible enough to embrace such an audience response? I suspect not, but I may be wrong. We stayed where we were and did as we were told, allowing the play to follow its defined course, so I’ll never know..

…Read the rest of the article here

listen to extract from show here: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/frontrow/frontrow_20141104-1637a.mp3

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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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