Embodying, imagining, and performing displacement and trauma in central Europe today
Zarrilli, Phillip B.
New Theatre Quarterly
Cambridge University Press
This article provides an illustrated description and analysis of Speaking Stones - a collaborative performance commissioned by Theatre Asou of Graz, Austria, with UK playwright Kaite O'Reilly and director Phillip Zarrilli as a response to the increasingly xenophobic and reactionary realities of the politics of central Europe. The account interrogates the question, the dramaturgical possibilities, and the performative premise which guided the creation of Speaking Stones. Phillip Zarrilli is internationally known for training actors through Asian martial arts and yoga, and as a director. In 2008 he is directing the premiere of Kaite O'Reilly's The Almond and the Seahorse for Sherman-Cymru Theatre and the Korean premiere of Sarah Kane's 4:48 Psychosis. He is also Professor of Performance Practice at the University of Exeter.
Published version deposited following SHERPA/RoMEO guidelines. Copyright CUP. Definitive version available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0266464X08000031
Vol. 24, Issue 93, pp. 24 - 40
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