Non-Fiction Theatre

A blog about Non-Fiction Theatre and the early development of the headphone verbatim theatre technique. Recently I saw Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 at the Gate Theatre in London.  It’s a timely revival (created by Anna Deavere Smith from recorded interviews) that asks pertinent questions about race and prejudice.  It was the first time I’d seen Anna […]

Christmas planning

I’m a parent but like many parents I’ve never had any interaction with the social services. I’ve heard the anxious whispers racing around the playground, the story about the woman who took her son to hospital with a head injury and then had to be supervised with her own child for months; the advice is […]

Writing for VR

Recently I wrote a short VR film called Utopia 6. It was commissioned by production company Breaking Fourth  as one of their VR shorts. My background is in playwriting so this was a new medium for me and I was keen to explore the question of how you might write a compelling narrative for VR. When […]