As part of the Subveillance exhibition at Gallery II , University of Bradford , theatre maker and activist Javaad Alipoor invites current and former students and staff at the University alongside local activists to take part in a series of workshops to adapt acclaimed playwright David Edgar's cold-war era work 'The End'.
'THE END' Theatre Workshops
Wed 19, Thur 20 & Fri 21 of Oct 2pm-4pm, Gallery II, Uni of Brad.
Do you wonder about the role of technology in the current war in Syria?
How does social media affect propaganda, protest and the threat of nuclear holocaust?
As part of the Subveillance exhibition at Gallery II, theatre maker and activist Javaad Alipoor invites current and former students and staff at the University alongside local activists to take part in a series of workshops to adapt acclaimed playwright David Edgar's cold-war era work 'The End'
Edgar, who is one of the most important political voices in UK theatre cut his teeth writing in Bradford when he met Chris Parr, a Fellow in Theatre at the University. ‘The End', was written in 1972 for Bradford University Theatre Group and is an agit-prop narrative about CND peace activists and anxiety surrounding the technologies of war. The original production featured a command module for polaris nuclear submarine and audiences were linked to 3 computers across the UK playing a war game that decided the end of the play.
On Saturday October 29th 7-8pm there will be an event at Fuse Art Space with an opportunity to meet David Edgar and publicly share sketches from the workshops. Potential outcomes include spoken word, a rehearsed reading of a couple of sections of the script, and a game to involve audiences. The event will also include a live reading and music performance by artists Claire Potter and Bridget Hayden followed by UnCommons Music, Art, Technology party at a secret location on Darley Street in association with Recon and The Brick Box.
To book a place email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Javaad Alipoor is a theatre maker that makes formally challenging, politically committed and provocative work that situates audiences and communities at the heart of the artistic process. He is an artistic director of Northern Lines and associate director at Theatre in The Mill, University of Bradford. Javaad is currently working on a solo show "Believers are But Brothers", developed from creating online relationships with the ISIS activists, fantasists and police spies who spread ISIS's iconic propaganda, to tell a story of violence, resentment and the what young men will do if they don’t get the power, money and sex they think they deserve. He recently helped to organise "Bradford Says Everyone Stays", a political event in support of EU migrants and refugees and against the spike in hate crimes following the Brexit vote.
Subveillance: 50 years of the University of Bradford from Below is curated by Helen Kaplinsky and is part of University of Bradford’s arts programme developing a Centre for Socially Applied Arts supported by Arts Council England, and anniversary programme marking 50 years since the University established its charter. Visit: brad.ac.uk/gallery/
Gallery II is based at the University of Bradford, in the Chesham Building B (Engineering and Informatics) right next to the cafe at the entrance to the building).