Home again, briefly

Yesterday I arrived home from Evora, Portugal, where I had spent a week with 13 of my CTP undergraduates and one of my colleagues. We were performing in a festival called Writing on the Landscape (Escrita na Paisagem), which typically runs for three months every summer. This year because of budget cuts the festival was […]

Translating PANTS! to fit our space

Yesterday, we had to move hotels for one night because the hotel we’re primarily staying in was completely full for the night. Our hosts helped us to move to an old building that is partially a hotel and partially still functioning as a seminary. It is a grand building with terra-cotta tiled roofs and white […]

Tomorrow: Portugal!

Tomorrow, I am off to Evora (Portugal) with thirteen of my students from MMU’s Contemporary Theatre and Performance BA (Hons) degree. We are bringing out show PANTS! to a festival of work from around the world. Details online here. We’re really lucky that the university is subsidizing this trip by contributing funds for each of […]

My life with furbies.

I’ve been reading Sherry Turkle’s amazing book Alone Together recently and it has inspired me to think about one of the ‘creatures’ she was studying in the book. She looked at the impact that so-called social robots (or socialable robots) are having on our personal interactions by studying Furbies, Tamagotchi’s, Paro (the Japanese ‘seal’ robot), […]