Documentary-drama and resisting master narratives

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Newman Humanities Research Seminar Series

Documentary-drama and resisting master narratives

James Yarker

In 1991 James formed a theatre company with friend Graeme Rose and they chose to call it Stan’s Cafe. Since then the company has made and toured radical, playful and modestly audacious performances from their Birmingham base around the world. Delighting in twisting theatre out of shape has made the company’s work difficult to predict or categorise but their process, history and practical exercises are all gathered in Devising Theatre With Stan’s Cafe by Dr Mark Crossley & James Yarker published by Bloomsbury Methuen.

James will talk documentary-drama, resisting master narratives, matching form with content, high concepts and reviving their 2006 production ‘Home of the Wriggler’.

This event will be followed by drinks and food with James at The Junction in Harbourne. All welcome!

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