The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award 2015
A theatrical exploration of the body, this intimate performance used pervasive media and a diverse cast of dolls to consider what it is to be alive and human.
Two charismatic performers, live sound and video design animate a series of compelling, communal interactions. The experience begins when audience members, seated in a small group, have all attached heart-rate monitors.
Winners of this year’s award, Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari make bold, intriguing work full of visual surprises. Collaborating with technologists, they have created this unusual theatrical event as a "paean to life in all its dark beauty and complexity".
Three Research and Development grants awarded to:
- Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari for "The Body"
- FAITH Drama Productions for "The Den"
- New Movement Collective for "Collapse"
The finalists were:
- Aegis Productions
- Bad Physics
- Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari
- FAITH Drama Productions
- Emma Jowett
- New Movement Collective
- David Shearing
- The Wrong Crowd