Dr Margherita Laera, Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre in the School of Arts, is one of the researchers for the Brexit Stage Left festival, to be held at The Yard theatre, London, from 7 to 11 January 2019.
The festival will be a series staged readings of provocative and cutting-edge plays from across the EU. In a Europe that appears to be falling apart, these playwrights reflect in radical ways on the challenges we all face together.
From a mockumentary play about the rise of the far right to a medieval comedy considering the consequences of living an internet age, the festival will showcase the best of new European drama alongside events considering our relationship to Europe in a post-Brexit world.
The festival includes one British play, but the audience will be asked to guess which one. Is European theatre and British theatre as different as we think it is?
The festival will also include post-show discussions, and Margherita will be hosting a discussion on theatre translation for the shows on 8 January 2019.
The Yard is based in Hackney Wick, East London. Tickets for the event cost £5 or £7.50 for a double bill.
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