Readers ask: When Was The Paper Birds Theatre Company Founded?

Who founded paper birds?

Join Co-Founders of The Paper Birds, Kylie & Jemma, for a webinar on devising theatre in a socially distant climate. Our first session on Fri 29th May at 11am has been super popular and sold out in less than 24hrs!

Who are the Paperbirds?

The Paper Birds is a devising theatre company, with a social and political agenda. We are recognised as UK leaders in verbatim theatre. We’re artists, investigators, entrepreneurs, educators. We pride ourselves on taking complex, multi-faceted subjects and making them accessible.

What is in a thousand pieces about?

‘In a Thousand Pieces’ tells the story of a girl and her journey to Britain. She seeks opportunity; and a better life than that offered to her in her Eastern European homeland. The unnamed girl’s journey is charted across bus routes, train tracks and plane rides, before she touches down in London, England.

What is exposing the method paper birds?

Exposing the Method We suggest that participants have a stimulus or ‘umbrella’ theme already in place that they are going to use for their devising process. They also need to have conducted some research including an interview to use in the sessions. Intro to verbatim and how we use it.

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What techniques do the paper birds use?

The Paper Birds make political theatre, and their approach often uses verbatim material. Verbatim theatre traditionally sees the playwright interviewing people that are connected to the topic or stimulus of the play and uses their testimony to construct the piece.

Who are paper birds and why do they create theatre?

Formed in 2003 upon graduation from Bretton Hall, Leeds University, The Paper Birds was founded upon friendship and a mutual love of contemporary theatre, movement and desire to make work that placed female roles centre stage.

How is verbatim theatre created?

Verbatim theatre is theatre made from real people’s words. Verbatim theatre is usually created from the transcription of interviews with people who are connected to a common event or subject. The interviews are then edited into a performance text.

What techniques do Frantic Assembly use?

frantic assembly techniques

  • listening and looking/ spatial awareness. Actors walk around in different environments eg icy road, desert or tightrope.
  • Focus and observation. Leader calls out commands.
  • This helps build a character,and determine the characters emotions and motivations.
  • Non naturalistic.
  • Music.

What were Bertolt Brecht techniques?

Brechtian techniques as a stimulus for devised work

  • The narration needs to be told in a montage style.
  • Techniques to break down the fourth wall, making the audience directly conscious of the fact that they are watching a play.
  • Use of a narrator.
  • Use of songs or music.
  • Use of technology.
  • Use of signs.

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