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Texts on and from Collaborative Multimedia Theatre

Distributed for Intellect Ltd


Texts on and from Collaborative Multimedia Theatre

Insight into the collaborative, multi-layered, and sometimes messy business of theater.

The artist-led theater company Lightwork specializes in collaborative multimedia performance. The company experimented with several performance forms that emerged at the turn of the twenty-first century including devised and improvisation-led approaches. This volume brings together performance texts from nine productions by Lightwork and one play-text from Lightwork’s precursor company Academy Productions. The twelve-year span covered by the work reflects a period in British performance practice when the interrelation of page and stage, process and production, and text and “non-text” were being radically rethought.

330 pages | 1 halftone | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2


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Table of Contents

Starting points

On Lightwork and twenty-first-century theatre         Alex Mermikides

On texts and collaborations                                       Andy Lavender



On writing live                                                            Clare Bayley

TEXT: Blavatsky (1999)


London/My Lover

On technical operation                                               Alex Mermikides

TEXT: London/My Lover schematic (2002)

On documentation                                                     Sarah Gorman


Here’s What I Did With My Body One Day

On writing and not writing plays                                Dan Rebellato

TEXT: Here’s What I Did With My Body One Day (2004/2006)

On experimenting                                                       David Annen


You Kill Me

TEXT: Once I was Dead (2006)

TEXT: Back at You (2007)


Sarajevo Story

On sound                                                                    Gregg Fisher

TEXT: Sarajevo Story (2008)

On scenography                                                          Jo Parker



On movement direction                                             Ayse Tashkiran

TEXT: MyLife running orders (2008)


The Tempest

On intermediality                                                        Aneta Mancewicz

TEXT: The Tempest (edited version 2009)


The Good Actor

On acting                                                                    Bella Merlin

TEXT: The Good Actor various (2010/2011)


The Shift

On process                                                                  Clare Bayley

TEXT: The Shift (1997)








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