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Percy Building

Newcastle upon Tyne

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A play group for makers of participatory performance

8th Feb – 8th March, 2018 & 19th April – 31st May, 2018

Thursdays. 6pm – 9.30pm, Percy Building, Newcastle University

Playground is a new group for creative practitioners who are interested in applying play strategies in the creation of participatory performance.

The last 20 years has seen a vast expansion of interactive and immersive forms of theatre and performance art, and as audience participation in art has grown, many practitioners have looked to methods of game design and play to promote the creative agency of audiences.

This group, led by theatre director, play designer and performance researcher Jamie Harper will invite participants to develop new ideas and techniques for making participatory performance, drawing on methods of game design and live action role-play, or larp as it is more commonly known.

Over the course of 12 sessions on Thursday evenings between February and March / April and May this year, we will work with design strategies of games and larp to co-create original participatory performance works. In addition to focusing on formal experimentation, this process will invite participants to investigate thematic questions of what we want to make art about and why participatory art might be aesthetically and politically valuable.

The process will conclude with a series of performance playings that will be accessible to a secondary audience (either invited or public, depending on what we prefer) that will enable us to test the work and develop it in response to player feedback. Anyone and everyone is welcome to be part of this project, irrespective of their level of artistic experience. Expressions of interest should be sent to jamie@hobotheatre.co.uk.

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