The Theatre of the Everyday

An exploration into the accessibility of theatre and ballet to children. The theatre as an art form can seem elitist, and inaccessible to a wider audience: tickets are expensive, communication is very stylized, and theatres as spaces can appear very grand and imposing. However, there are plenty of everyday spaces which have the potential of becoming theatres; the arch of a bridge; the alcove of a fast food kiosk; all of these form the same basic shape that frames a stage. By shedding light on these spaces’ potentials, realizing scenes through paper engineering and collage that fit these everyday settings, the intention is to create a sense of familiarity and accessibility within the field of theatre. This will not only introduce children to the world of theatre, but also work to break down the stigmas and elitism that surround these wonderful art forms.

 

Kathryn Martin

http://www.kathrynmaymartin.co.uk

kathryn.martin@network.rca.ac.uk