RADAR 2012: Platforms

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This November, the Bush explores the future of new writing with a three week festival. RADAR 2012 sees performances from some of the UK’s most exciting artists, reveals sneak peeks of work in progress, and presents a series of provocative talks led by theatre makers from across the industry.

RADAR 2012 Platforms:

ONE IDEA THAT COULD CHANGE OUR THEATRE LANDSCAPE
The Bush asks 5 influential thinkers and artists to share one dangerous, revolutionary idea, to provoke our understanding of what theatre should be. Includes the announcement of the Bush’s new literary policy.
Speakers include Chris Goode, Dan Rebellato. Jenny Sealey, Madani Younis
Weds 7 Nov, 7.30pm
Tickets: £10 including entry to performance of Chewing Gum Dreams by Michaela Cole following the platform. BOOK NOW

WHY WRITE AND WHO TO WRITE FOR
Playwrights, literary managers and agents come together to explore the role of playwrights and theatre-makers in today’s society and to question how writers and venues can work better together.
Speakers include Ria Parry (chair), Katie Posner, Fay Davies, Clare Duffy, Gbolahan Obisesan
Fri 9 Nov, 5-6.45pm
Tickets: £3
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THE PROCESS IS GOD: NEW WAYS TO DEVELOP NEW PLAYS
A new generation of artist that defies definition is knocking at our doors; how are we inspired to imagine a new way of theatre making and how can literary departments adapt to new ways of developing new plays?
Speakers include Sabrina Mahfouz, James Wilson (chair), Theatre Ad Infinitum, Jon Spooner (Unlimited Theatre), Suzanne Bell and Matt Burman
Mon 12 Nov, 5-6.45pm
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IF THEATRE IS THE MIRROR OF SOCIETY, WHO IS BEING REFLECTED?
After 15 years of increased funding for audience development, writers, producers and administrators ask who is watching, and how theatres can continue to contribute to a sense of local community.
Speakers include Che Walker (chair), Keith Saha, Alison Edbury, Mehrdad Seyf, Charlotte Bennet

Thurs 15 Nov, 5-6.45pm
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HOW IS CRITICAL DISCOURSE KEEPING PACE WITH CONTEMPORARY THEATRE?
Two different generations of theatre critics and artists consider the discourse between reviewers, theatre-makers and audiences. They’ll be debating the effectiveness of the star rating system and how new technologies continue to affect the way work is reviewed and discussed.
Speakers include Andrew Haydon, Selma Dimitrijevic, Maddy Costa and Sean Holmes
Mon 19 Nov, 5-6.45pm
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NEW WRITING BEYOND ITS DEFINITION’
In a moment of cultural change and transition, we ask the new writing world, what are the characteristic that define this moment in history, how are we affected by contemporary theatrical ideas coming from abroad, and what does the future look like?
Speakers include Omar Elerian (chair), Neil Bartlett, non zero one, Caroline Horton, FUEL
Thurs 22 Nov, 7.30
Tickets: £10 including entry to performance of Lovesong by Che Walker following the platform
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21 May
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Holly Williams
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21 May
Got to finally see the fantastic @Urielle_KM do her thang in #Yvette @bushtheatre last night. Such a refreshing new voice. Congrats! Xxxx
Akiya Henry
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21 May
TONIGHT: Join us for a post-show Q&A @bushtheatre – an opportunity to ask @Urielle_KM about the creation and perfor… https://t.co/Uu5q51xR4P
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21 May
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20 May

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