For five nights 15 playwrights muse on what it is that make us human. At a time where there is a global conversation around identity and belonging, we look at what unites us, what divides us and what makes us…only human.
Is it the end of the world, is it capitalism, is it a shared trauma, is it our history, or is it love that binds us together? Or is it indefinable?
To say we are only human is sometimes to excuse our limitations or to be subjugated by them but perhaps we, as humans, could grant ourselves the possibility of evolving into something more?
15 plays that explore the foibles, fault lines, and fallibility of human beings. 15 plays that recognise when it comes down to it, all we really are is flesh, bones, minds, hearts, and maybe something elusive called a soul.
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07 – 11 January 2020: The White Bear
THE BONES: Director: Madeleine Oaten
1. THAT LOVING FEELING by Siân Rowland
2. SHADOWS by Chantelle Dusette
3. RISK by Lucy Flannery
THE FLESH: Director: Aime Neeme
1. BATHTIME by Lucinda Burnett
2. SEXTILLION IS A LONELY NUMBER by Iskandar R. Sharazuddin
3. THE FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN GENETICS by Brooke Robinson
THE HEART: Director: Mingyu Lin & Stephen Bailey
1. TOES UP by Teresa Sparks
2. AUTUMN IN HIS HEART by Sylvia Paskin
3. HOW NOT TO GET RAPED AND MURDERED by Sarah Grochala
THE MIND: Director: Stephen Bailey, Christine Mears, and Denise Stephenson
1. JUSTINE CUTS by Nikki Racklin
2. YOGA FOR THE FEET by Tilly Lunken
3. SERVICE by Nina Millns
THE SOUL: Director: Sara Aniquah Malik & Madeleine Oaten
1. SETTING FIRE TO THE SKY by Nemo Martin
2. LILY WHITE LIGHT by Natasha Sutton Williams
3. ANTECHAMBER by Himanshu Ojha
Iskandar R. Sharazuddin