TELLING UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTHS THROUGH THEATRE WITH MICK MARTIN
Tuesday 24th May 2022
6pm – 7.30pm - GMT
What does it mean for someone to tell their personal story through dramatic performance? Mick Martin shares how to honour lived experience and truth.
What does it mean for someone to tell their personal story through dramatic performance? How do you create theatre that honours lived experience without exploiting or minimising it?
Mick Martin, writer and co-director of Bent Architect, talks us through his experience of creating theatre and his approach to telling uncomfortable truths.
Bent Architect’s play, Full English, sits squarely on the intersection of race, class and gender. It explores the difficulties faced by those in multiracial relationships, not just white racism, and the repercussions of this through the generations.
The aim of Bent Architect has always been to honour and respect the truth of an individual’s lived experience without exploiting or sugar coating it. How can this be done to make a piece of work based on oftentimes harsh truths, but founded in love? In creating the piece, Bent Architect asked lots of searching questions and faced many difficult truths. The session will explore how they made their way through them.
This online event is FREE to attend, it will take place via Zoom.
HOW IT WORKS:
Once you have booked your ticket you will receive an invite to attend via email, this will be sent out on the day of the event (please check spam folders just in case.) You will receive a final invite 15 minutes before the session starts, please ensure you have booked your tickets well in advance as we can't guarantee entry after this point.
ABOUT MICK MARTIN
Mick Martin is from and lives in Bradford, and has written for theatre, TV and radio. He has been commissioned by West Yorkshire Playhouse, Bolton Octagon, Hull Truck, Manchester Contact, Exeter Northcott, Chester Gateway, Wakefield Theatre Royal, Red Ladder, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Mind The Gap, Pilot Theatre and Liverpool Everyman, to write a series of main house, touring and community pieces. He is also one half of Bent Architect, creating innovative site specific and touring work both nationally and internationally.