Guardian Series on #Haters

Stabbing attack in Hackney inspires new play about gun and knife crime in east London Originally published on The Guardian Series, 8 February 2017 by Rachel Russell In a bid to crack down on gun crime, the Metropolitan Police have launched a campaign this week to encourage people to hand in their firearms to any police station […]

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#Haters stage: trailer and development

The journey of #Haters begun in June 2014 when a knife incident in East London attracted social media attention on the repercussions of gentrification on local communities. The play was the result of a series of interviews with old and new residents, social-media research and devising workshops with the Members of Odd Eyes Theatre participation […]

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Sophie Hemery writes about #Haters for the Hackney Citizens

#WelcomeToHackney: bar’s reaction to a stabbing inspires play about gentrification #welcometohackney –  known as #haters at the time of this interview – is a story about community conflict based on a controversial incident at a Hackney pub last year Interview by Sophie Hemery, first published on the Hackney Citizens press, December 2015 Emilia Teglia, founder […]

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The international language of Commedia dell’Arte

Paola Cavallin explains the origins of gramelot or gibberish as the language of Commedia dell’Arte.  This short clip was filmed during Babylon: Commedia dell’Arte workshop 2015

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Location, Location – the audience response

By Ester Boccafoglio First published on blog 1 November 2013 Some Halloween! We had a great night at Stour Space, didn’t even get lost around Hackney Wick for once, and loved the play. This piece had it all: the visual – stunning costumes, spectacular make-up, lights and intriguing ways to use the space, tricks of […]

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Message from the Chair

As someone who has supported emerging companies for a number of years, I am delighted to be joining the International Society for Communication and Drama as Chair of the Board at an exciting time in the company’s development. ISCaD was born from a vision to bring together people of different cultures, languages and social classes […]

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