Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621720
Title:
Acting Alone - Can one person make a difference?
Authors:
Hunt, Ava
Abstract:
Acting Alone tells the stories of some of the people Ava Hunt met on her visit to Palestine. In her unique performance style, she weaves these together with tales of the frequently hilarious and occasionally downright bizarre experiences of touring as an actor and performing alone. The play is a personal story, at times heartbreaking and at times funny, that asks questions of the audience. Can one person actually make a difference? Acting Alone is a solo performance funded by Arts Council England together with research funding from University of Derby. This research builds on Ava’s research trip to the West Bank in 2013, where she worked with children at the Aida Refugee Camp with Dr. Abedelfattah Absourer whose belief and commitment in the use of the arts in the community is to inspire ‘the beautiful resistance’. This research material was then used together with Michael Morpurgo’s children’s story, The Kites are Flying, to create workshops and performances at Derby Theatre, Nottingham Playhouse and a number of schools. In 2014 Amnesty International (Derbyshire) commissioned Ava to create a new piece —this time in a simpler, more stripped back theatrical style in response to the humanitarian crises in Gaza of that summer. In its exploration of the complex situation faced by those living in Palestine, Acting Alone challenges the theatrical conventions most often experienced by audiences. It invites them to interact: to cross the dramaturgical divide and create an ending where no-one, including the performer, knows the resolution. “Hunt’s performance is compelling, imbued with a rare empathy and compassion.” Broadway Baby
Other Contributors:
Tilly Branson; Ivan Stott
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Hunt, A. (2015) 'Acting Alone' Presented and performed at the International Applied Theatre Symposium Performance of Hope, University Auckland 9-11 November
Issue Date:
Nov-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621720
Additional Links:
http://www.education.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/events/events-2015/11/the-performance-of-hope.html
Type:
Presentation
Language:
en
Sponsors:
University of Derby
Appears in Collections:
School of Arts

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHunt, Avaen
dc.contributor.otherTilly Bransonen
dc.contributor.otherIvan Stotten
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-30T09:21:24Z-
dc.date.available2017-06-30T09:21:24Z-
dc.date.issued2015-11-
dc.identifier.citationHunt, A. (2015) 'Acting Alone' Presented and performed at the International Applied Theatre Symposium Performance of Hope, University Auckland 9-11 Novemberen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621720-
dc.description.abstractActing Alone tells the stories of some of the people Ava Hunt met on her visit to Palestine. In her unique performance style, she weaves these together with tales of the frequently hilarious and occasionally downright bizarre experiences of touring as an actor and performing alone. The play is a personal story, at times heartbreaking and at times funny, that asks questions of the audience. Can one person actually make a difference? Acting Alone is a solo performance funded by Arts Council England together with research funding from University of Derby. This research builds on Ava’s research trip to the West Bank in 2013, where she worked with children at the Aida Refugee Camp with Dr. Abedelfattah Absourer whose belief and commitment in the use of the arts in the community is to inspire ‘the beautiful resistance’. This research material was then used together with Michael Morpurgo’s children’s story, The Kites are Flying, to create workshops and performances at Derby Theatre, Nottingham Playhouse and a number of schools. In 2014 Amnesty International (Derbyshire) commissioned Ava to create a new piece —this time in a simpler, more stripped back theatrical style in response to the humanitarian crises in Gaza of that summer. In its exploration of the complex situation faced by those living in Palestine, Acting Alone challenges the theatrical conventions most often experienced by audiences. It invites them to interact: to cross the dramaturgical divide and create an ending where no-one, including the performer, knows the resolution. “Hunt’s performance is compelling, imbued with a rare empathy and compassion.” Broadway Babyen
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity of Derbyen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.education.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/events/events-2015/11/the-performance-of-hope.htmlen
dc.subjectSolo performanceen
dc.subjectAudience / performer relationshipsen
dc.subjectVerbatim theatreen
dc.subjectIsraeli / Palestinian conflicten
dc.titleActing Alone - Can one person make a difference?en
dc.typePresentationen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.contributor.designerAndy Purvesen
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