Masculinity, colonialism, love, technology and memory. Discover some of the themes behind this year's Edinburgh Showcase
Round up: Delve into this year's Edinburgh Showcase
Laura Drane, Producer for Light, Ladd and Emberton, tells Eleanor Turney about the importance of telling Welsh stories, making work in different languages and their plans for touring internationally.
The masculinity quest
Rhum and Clay's Julian Spooner talks masculinity, celebrating difference, and learning to live with insecurity.
"It lays down a rug between your house and our house"
The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk is first and foremost a love story – one of the greatest of the 20th Century. Not least because the lives of the lovers so neatly coincided with the major historical events of the 20th century. They were basically there, at all of them.
How is technology shaping this year's Edinburgh Showcase?
Surveillance culture, Big Data and video scenography. Andrew Westerside of Proto-type Theater and Simon Wainwright of imitating the dog explain how technology influences the stories they tell and the tools they use.
Flying the flag
National Dance Company Wales is bringing two pieces to the Edinburgh Showcase. Artistic Director Caroline Finn tells Eleanor Turney about the wealth of arts work coming out of Wales.
"We don't live in post-racial times"
A Q&A with Selina Thompson about her solo show salt., which explores the afterlife of slavery and colonialism.
"What is left when memory is gone?"
Theatre Re's show may focus on dementia and memory loss, but it's really about life, Artistic Director Guillaume Pige tells Eleanor Turney.
Emma Jordan of Prime Cut Productions, talks about gender, teenagers and a new generation of Northern Irish writers whose narrative isn't informed by conflict.
Kieran Hurley tells Eleanor Turney that his one-man show, Heads Up, takes a world in crisis and examines alienation, anxiety and apocalypse.
A new kind of Beckett
Jess Thom, AKA Touretteshero, talks about taking on Beckett, biscuits, bodies and breaking down barriers to accessibility in theatre.
"How would the world be different if patriarchy hadn't been invented?"
Helen Goalen of RashDash tells Eleanor Turney about Two Man Show, getting naked and smashing the patriarchy.