We are very excited to announce that Actors for Human Rights will be performing their documentary play Asylum Dialogues in the Department of Film, Theatre & Television.
Wednesday 20th January, at 7.30pm
£7.50 (non-concessions) and £5 (concessions)- Tickets available on the door one hour prior to the show
Bulmershe Theatre, Minghella Building
The performance will take place in Bulmershe Theatre, in the Minghella Building, on Whiteknights Campus, and will be followed by a Q & A with the director. The estimated running time of the performance and the Q & A is an hour and a half.
Actors for Human Rights was founded in 2006 and is a network of more than 700 professional actors across the UK who are dedicated to drawing public attention to human rights concerns. They respond to requests for rehearsed readings of their documentary plays and can go anywhere at any time.
Actors for Human Rights – which is connected to the London-based theatre company ice&fire – was inspired by an Australian network called Actors for Refugees, formed by actors Kate Atkinson and Alice Garner in 2001 in the wake of a series of particularly aggressive and controversial actions by the Australian government towards asylum seekers arriving by boat. The UK network was launched in June 2006 at Amnesty International, London. There is also a German network directed by Michael Ruf.
Asylum Dialogues is scripted by Sonja Linden, and conceived and researched by Christine Bacon. Drawn from real life conversations between friends – one an asylum seeker and the other a British citizen – this Actors for Human Rights script explores the positive transformations created by their encounters with each other.