Theatre in the age of corona

These unusual times are affecting all walks of life. Initial concerns about health are turning into existential fears about livelihoods and future prospects.

The very essence of theatre is socialising. This is one of the main things that drew me to this art form with such intensity when I was starting out. Facilitating engagement between people and subjects.

Currently this aspect is seriously being challenged. Theatres, music venues and cinemas are all closed. But artists are masters of embracing limitations and turning them into new forms of expression.

In the winter I hooked up again with the great Why Not Theatre Company to create a little reading piece that explored texts by Oscar Wilde and a contemporary celebrity.

This is a recording of the excerpts from Oscar Wilde’s “De Profundis”.
Read by Nathan Meister, music by Barry Wesil and edited by yours truly, produced by Why Not Theatre Company.

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