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'We cannot continue to do it for next to no pay'

Theatre criticism is shrinking even as it evolves into newfound spaces and has exploded onto the web. Verity Healey looks at the current state of theatre criticism, talking to freelancers and establishment voices alike to see what must change

An Indian playwright's view of UK theatre

| by Anupama Chandrasekhar

What are theatre's superpowers? Anupama Chandrasekhar, the first international Writer in Residence at the National Theatre, talks about taking risks, losing inspiration, and her impressions of British theatre

Walking in different worlds

| by Kamarra Bell-Wykes

How can you bring indigenous communities into mainstream Australian performing arts? Ibijerri Theatre’s Kamarra Bell-Wykes reflects on the importance of creating new opportunities, building an education programme, and how the UK arts scene compares to Australia

How the Royal Court puts the world at the heart of its work

| by Eleanor Turney

This autumn sees new plays by writers from Chile, Syria and Ukraine at the Royal Court. Eleanor Turney explores the theatre’s workshop programmes around the world, which have had a profound influence on international and UK artists alike

Round up: Visit imaginary futures with Imagine 2037

| by Harriet Guest

Dystopias, rituals, flooding and drones. For Imagine 2037, we commissioned eight artists who are migrants, living all over the world, to write about an imaginary performance in 20 years' time. Check out what they created...

Imagined performances and possible futures

| by Andy Field

Techno-fantasy, ecological terrors and political satire. Forest Fringe’s Andy Field takes us through Imagine 2037, our festival of imagined performances on a hilltop in Edinburgh 20 years from now – which launches on 19 August in Edinburgh and online

Why the theatre industry needs to support critics – before it's too late

| by Alice Saville

While the mainstream press cuts arts coverage – including Lyn Gardner’s influential blog at The Guardian – theatre writing is thriving in specialist publications and online. Yet bloggers are often at the bottom of the hierarchy. Alice Saville of Exeunt argues that we must find new ways to back the next generation of theatre writers


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