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Is 2020 the new 1984? Making Theatre in a ‘New Normal’

As a co-facilitator for the Monobox Maker's Workshops, Rebecca Bogue & I will be creatively discussing and actioning artistic responses to the ongoing [and future] limitations on our civil liberties due to Corona Virus measures. For more information, please visit: https://monobox.as.me/schedule.php?appointmentType=13901781

The Mercury Creatives Programme

I have been selected to be part of the Mercury Theatre Creative Programme for the next twelve months as part of the European Regional Development Fund.  The Mercury Creative Programme offers training and mentoring for self-employed people working in the creative industries.  

imPEACHable a [very] new play by Matthew Hahn

On Tuesday, 19 November 2019, at the Eleto Chocolate Cafe in Folkestone, I presented my latest tribunal play based on the private and public transcripts of the ongoing impeachment trial of the President of the United States. The play examines the central tenet of the trials, that is, whether there was a 'Quid Pro Quo' offer [...]

The Rivonia Trial Tribunal Play

I am in the early developmental stages of a first draft of a tribunal play based on the Rivonia Trial court transcripts.  Referred to as "the trial that changed South Africa,”in Oct 1963, opponents of Apartheid including Nelson Mandela, Govan Mbeki & Walter Sisulu went on trial for sabotage. A 'tribunal play' is a verbatim [...]

A new £720k grant launched in Kenya & Liverpool as part of Newton Fund’s UK-Kenya Joint Partnership on Non-Communicable Diseases

A new £720k grant launched in Kenya & Liverpool as part of Newton Fund’s UK-Kenya Joint Partnership on Non-Communicable Diseases. As part of the project, I will be serving as a theatre for development specialist and delivering interactive theatre projects for it.  Launched at KEMRI in Nairobi last week and in Liverpool on 23 January [...]

Theatre for Development practitioner to contribute to the UK-Kenya Joint Partnership on Non-Communicable Diseases

As part of the delivery, I have been asked to facilitate for this project to deliver a co-created field-based epidemiological study in two contrasting sites in Kenya - Mukuru and Buruburu - that will characterise the clinical characteristics and lung function of children aged 5-18 years.  This will be accomplished through the use of participatory [...]

Interdisciplinary research network to tackle air pollution in Murukku, Nairobi, Kenya.

Comic produced for project by Louis Netter (University of Portsmouth). The Stockholm Environment Institute is leading a new partnership bringing together African and European researchers, practitioners and community members interested in air pollution in low-resource settings in sub-Saharan Africa. The AIR (Action for Interdisciplinary Air Pollution Research) Network has been awarded £169,000 by the Medical [...]

HEADROOM CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMME [DURBAN]

HEADROOM CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMME [DURBAN] Matthew Hahn has developed a programme of cultural exchange between young people in the United Kingdom and young people in South Africa. He is a Senior Lecturer at St. Mary’s University College who teaches undergraduate Drama and Applied Theatre students. These students spend ten days in Durban, the [...]

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Forum, Invisible & Interactive Theatre Programme

Forum, Invisible & Interactive Theatre Programme Forum Theatre is an interactive theatre form invented in the early 1970s by Augusto Boal in Brazil. Forum Theatre shows the main character (the protagonist) trying to deal with an obstacle, difficulty or oppression and failing because of the resistance of one or more of the other [...]

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The Ethical Leadership Workshop based on The Robben Island Shakespeare play

The Ethical Leadership Workshop based on The Robben Island Shakespeare play The Ethical Leadership Workshop based on The Robben Island Shakespeare play had it pilot at the South West Gauteng College in Soweto, South Africa in August 2014. It ran over two weeks and delivered a presentation / performance of Shakespeare, monologues from [...]

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