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Beyond Social Realism: Directing European Plays

This post-show talk considers the role the director plays in new European playwriting.

Director Jude Christian joins Benjamin Fowler for a conversation about postdramatic dramaturgies on the British stage, drawing on her experience of directing Trust, by the German playwright Falk Richter, at The Gate in 2018. The conversation also includes the playwrights Beniamin M. Bukowski and Maria Milisavljevic, and the director Abigail Graham. How do European playwrights conceive of the role of the director when writing their plays? Does this shift when their plays are translated into English and into theatrical cultures where social realism dominates?

To read a transcript of the discussion, click here.

Sarah Grochala