Mini new theatre/film pieces inspired by journalism – responding in the NOW

Microplays – project by The Royal Court and The Guardian

New pieces inspired by current affairs happening now – a true Theatre/Film crossover.

Here’s the first one: Britain Isn’t Eating (food) – takes aim at the coalition government’s approach to food banks and the ‘feckless poor’. Theatre director Carrie Cracknell and social affairs writer Amelia Gentleman explain how they cooked up the play’s store-cupboard challenge

2nd one: Groove is in the Heart (music) – celebrates the ritual of recording a compilation tape in the days before the internet’s infinite jukebox

3rd: Death of England (sport) – explores a sport that embodies the country’s identity crisis. Director Clint Dyer and journalist Barney Ronay explain how they and the playwright Roy Williams explored racial tensions both on and off the pitch 

4th: PPE (politics) – Inspired by the Farage laugh and the Cameron hand-splay, our microplay examines the power of politicians’ physical gestures – and the failure to engineer real change after the financial crisis 

5th: Devil in the Detail (fashion) – Devil in the Detail explores the emotional relationship that women have with clothes. Director Christopher Haydon and Guardian writer Hadley Freeman explain how they and the playwright Chloe Moss created a dressing-room drama

6th: School Gate (education) – Director Gbolahan Obisesan and journalist Richard Adams explain how they and Rachel De-lahay created a study of perilous parental interaction outside neighbouring schools

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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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