Home Theatre Project 2013


For a week from 21st October a group of 30 Film, Theatre & Television students from Reading worked on an exciting and innovative project with the Theatre Royal Stratford East in London. 30 new, one person shows were performed in 30 host homes across London. The project, which took place in the UK for the first time this year, was developed with Stratford East’s Brazilian partner Festival Internacional de Cenas em Casa.

A tailor-made performance was created for each host in their own home and presented to an audience of the host’s choosing by one of the 30 performance artists recruited to work on the project. Each performer worked with a third-year student from Film & Theatre, who assisted in the development of the piece and filmed the final performance. The performances were recorded using tablet computer technology, building on a Department T&L project to explore the use of tablets in the teaching of performance and supported by CDoTL. All the films were screened at Theatre Royal Stratford East on 9th November and they can all be seen here:  http://www.stratfordeast.tv/

We would like to invite you to a Reading screening of all the performances in the Cinema of the Minghella Building.  The 30 short films (about 20 minutes each) will be shown throughout Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th December, starting at 10.00 in the morning and finishing at about 8.00pm.  You are welcome to visit the cinema at any point in the day and stay for as many screened performances as you wish.  Entrance is free of charge.