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Picasso

The story opens in Picasso's Parisian studio, 1937. In Picasso's nightmares, he's entrapped inside the canvas which stands over his bed. Unable to visualise what he wants on it, he preoccupies himself ...
Author: TATLOW, JohnCast (at least 15): 7 actors + 8 dancersOne-Act.
Adult ThemesSwearingNudityComedyTragedyHistoricalHorror/GhostThrillerBased on real people/eventsFarceSurrealDetailsDetails

John Tatlow



Playwriting took on a change for the participatory when I undertook an MA in Theatre for Development at the University of Winchester in 2000. Here I was introduced to Brecht and Baol; 7:84 and street theatre. My Picasso I put on hold, as I explored the potential of incorporating a new, all together exciting aspect to my work, namely making it more participatory. I experimented with three 'Children's plays': 'Hip, Hip Hoopoe' (2002); 'Forest Heart' (2003); 'Land of Blue Sky' (2004). (Each under 60mins.) After this period of experimentation with participatory theatre, I returned to finish my 'Picasso,' (2012) bringing a fresher dimension to my canvas. There's an opportunity to make this epic audience participatory in parts, through use of video installation and commedia dell' arte scenes, to name two instances.


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