Junkyard

24th Feb 2017 - 30th Apr 2017

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Pygmalion

4th Feb 2017 - 13th May 2017

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Common

29th May 2017 - 30th Sep 2017

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The House They Grew Up In

14th Jul 2017 - 5th Aug 2017

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  • Living Online

    Headlong Theatre | July 10, 2015
    The speakers are interviewed on stage. The stage is empty apart from four chairs, on which the speakers are sitting and a table. The is a projection of the title 'The Nether' on a plane grey backdrop. The speakers hold microphones. The shadowy heads of members of the audience can be seen at the bottom of the shot.

    Is the web changing us? How does spending time online affect our brains? Can you spend too much time online? Journalist Madhumita Venkataramanan (Associate Editor of Wired Magazine), BBC Click presenter Spencer Kelly and game designer Holly Gramazio discuss the implications.

  • The Future of Theatre Design

    Headlong Theatre | June 26, 2015
    The speakers are interviewed on stage. The stage is empty apart from three chairs, on which the speakers are sitting and a table. The is a projection of the title 'The Nether' on a plane grey backdrop. The speakers hold microphones. The shadowy heads of members of the audience can be seen at the bottom of the shot.

    How is technology changing the way that we stage and design a production? What new possibilities might digital technology open up for theatre designers in the future?

    From the Deus Ex Machina of Ancient Greek Theatre to the invention of the electric lantern in the late nineteenth century, technology has had a huge impact on the ways in which we stage a performance. Olivier Award Winning Set Designer Es Devlin (Chimerica, American Psycho, The Nether) and Luke Halls (I Can’t Sing!, Olympic and Paralympic Closing Ceremonies) discuss how digital technology is currently revolutionising the world of theatre design.

    Chaired by The Nether's resident director, Daniel Raggett.

  • Online Policing and the Dark Web

    Headlong Theatre | June 19, 2015
    The speakers are interviewed on stage. The stage is empty apart from three chairs, on which the speakers are sitting and a table. The is a projection of the title 'The Nether' on a plane grey backdrop. The speakers hold microphones. The shadowy heads of members of the audience can be seen at the bottom of the shot.

    How do you police the entire internet? And how much of the web do we know about?

    Join Susie Hargreaves (Chief Executive of the Internet Watch Foundation), Jamie Bartlett (Author of The Dark Net) and Michael Takeo Magruder (internationally recognised visual artist) to discuss how our relationship with the web is constantly changing.

    Chaired by Headlong’s Artistic Associate, Sarah Grochala.

  • Theatre and Technology

    Headlong Theatre | June 12, 2015
    The speakers are interviewed on stage. The stage is empty apart from three chairs, on which the speakers are sitting and a table. The is a projection of the title 'The Nether' on a plane grey backdrop. The speakers hold microphones. The shadowy heads of members of the audience can be seen at the bottom of the shot.

    How do we create a theatre for the digital age? Is technology fundamentally changing the ways in which we engage with and make performance?

    Matt Adams (Co-Founder and Artist, Blast Theory), David Sabel (Head of Broadcast and Digital at the National Theatre) and Tassos Stevens (Co-Director, Coney) discuss how digital technology is revolutionising performance.

    Chaired by Headlong’s Artistic Associate, Sarah Grochala.

  • Gaming

    Headlong Theatre | June 5, 2015
    The speakers are interviewed on stage. The stage is empty apart from three chairs, on which the speakers are sitting and a table. The is a projection of the title 'The Nether' on a plane grey backdrop. The speakers hold microphones. The shadowy heads of members of the audience can be seen at the bottom of the shot.

    Are games a dangerous and anti-social addiction? Might gaming be able to save the world? How is gaming culture changing the kinds of stories that we tell and how we engage with them?

    Join playwright and gamer Rory Mullarkey (Cannibals) and Iain Simons (Director of the GameCity Festival and co-founder of the National Videogame Archive) to explore how gaming has developed from Pong to Destiny and to discuss where gaming might take us in the future.

    Chaired by the Royal Court's Literary Manager, Christopher Campbell.

  • Jennifer Haley and Jeremy Herrin on The Nether

    Headlong Theatre | May 29, 2015
    Jennifer Haley and Jeremy Herrin are interviewed on stage. The stage is empty apart from three chairs and a table. The is a projection of the title 'The Nether' on a plane grey backdrop. The speakers hold microphones. The shadowy heads of members of the audience can be seen at the bottom of the shot.

    How do you write a play about the ethics of online existence? How do you stage a virtual world?

    Playwright Jennifer Haley and director Jeremy Herrin discuss The Nether and the process behind creating Headlong and the Royal Court’s production of the show, in a discussion chaired by Headlong's Associate Artist, Sarah Grochala.

  • Theatre and Technology

    Headlong in association with the Cultural Institute at King's | Jan. 26, 2015

    How do you write or stage a play about technology? How is technology changing the ways in which we consume and make performance?

    Robert Delamere, Jeremy Herrin, Dawn King and Tassos Stevens discuss the ways in which technology is transforming contemporary theatre and performance.

    Chaired by Sarah Grochala.

  • Theatre and Surveillance

    Headlong in association with the Cultural Institute at King's | Jan. 19, 2015

    Theatre is an ineherntly voyeuristic medium. Since the Snowden revelations, there have been a series of shows that have focused on the ethics and extent of contemporary surveillance. At the same time, activists challenging surveillence culture have often used forms of performance, both offline and online, to challenge Big Brother's ever widening gasp.

    Robert Icke, Prof. Tim Jordan, Duncan Macmillan and Dr. Dan Mcquillan discuss the ways in which theatre and other forms of performance have been used to explore the nature of contemporary surveillance culture.

    Chaired by Dr. Bthaj Ajana.

     

  • 1984 and Contemporary Surveillance

    Headlong in association with the Cultural Institute at King's | Jan. 12, 2015

    People often refer to the idea that we are living in 1984 when talking about contemporary surveillance culture, but to what extent is that a valid observation? How much do contemporary forms of surveillance actually resemble the forms of surveillance that Orwell imagines in 1984? 

    Dr. Btihaj Ajana, Dr. Claudia Aradau and Prof. Alex Callinicos discuss the relationship between Orwell's own experiences in post-war London, his vision of 1984 and our contemporary surveillance society.

    Chaired by Sarah Grochala.

     

  • Creating PRISM

    Michael Taeko Magruder | Dec. 15, 2014

    Michael Takeo Magruder talks about how he created the artwork PRISM. The talk was given at the Nam Paik June Art Center in Seoul, South Korea. The talk is in English and translated into Korean.