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The Rivonia Trial Audio Recording with John Kani & Jack Klaff

Today, the wonderful South African actors, John  Kani & Jack Klaff recorded over  Zoom powerful extracts from The Rivonia Trial Tribunal play.  This forms the very early stages of developing a full play:Walter Sisulu:  'I wish you could live like us just for one day. Then you wouldn't say how good things are for us. '[Please note, racist [...]

WriteNow Berlin’s 10-MINUTE PLAYS COMPETITION

Still from The Sanctuary by Alperen Türkol. [Kaan Solin pictured] WriteNow Berlin is a playwriting community based in Berlin that inspires and encourages people to put their ideas on paper in the most engaging and daring way. They recently had a play competition and I was fortunate enough to direct from afar the play The Sanctuary. The [...]

Applied Theatre Collaboration in Durban, South Africa 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JgHj-Y_5oI

New Normal / New Writing Theatre Festival, 17& 18 July 2020.

The Common Air Theatre Company is producing the New Normal / New Writing Theatre Festival, a 24 hour festival of new writing under the new normal of virtual creation and performance. Over a twenty-four hour period, new plays will be written, rehearsed and performed via a digital platform. If you are interested in participating, please [...]

The Peacock Theatre Festival of Civil Liberties

I am producing a virtual theatre festival, The Peacock Theatre Festival of Civil Liberties, as part of wider solidarity against any such authoritarian creep in the UK and abroad.  The name of the festival derives from the phrase that is used to describe the creep currently occurring in Hungary under Viktor Orban.  As he explains, [...]

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

As part of The Peacock Theatre Festival of Civil Liberties, I will be co-facilitating the Monobox Maker's Workshop entitled 'Is 2020 the new 1`984?' where we 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 @ the South by Southeast Festival, Gulbenkian Theatre 13 February 2020

On Thursday 13 February 2020, at the Gulbenkian Theatre in Canterbury, imPEACHable, my latest tribunal play based on the private and public transcripts of the ongoing impeachment trial of the President of the United States, will be performed as part of the South by Southeast Festival. The play examines the central tenet of the trials, [...]

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 [...]