(Aleph-naught): A play & a plan

(Aleph-naught): A play & a plan

by Nandita Dinesh

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Overview

Aleph-naught is a performative text that creatively harnesses Dinesh’s findings from three of her previous works: Memos from a Theatre Lab: Exploring What Immersive Theatre “Does”, Memos from a Theatre Lab: Spaces, Relationships, & Immersive Theatre, and Memos from a Theatre Lab: Immersive Theatre & Time.

As the latest endeavour in Dinesh’s ongoing commitment to creating socially relevant, immersive, theatrical works, this book contains “A Play” and “A Plan”: a script that can be staged; a plan for how to work with participants (performers and spectators) in the realisation of that script. By using one specific play to address larger questions around staging Immersive Theatre, Aleph-naught is a unique resource for practitioners and researchers who are committed to immersive forms of socially relevant theatre praxis.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622738861
Publisher: Vernon Art and Science
Publication date: 12/10/2019
Series: Series in Performing Arts
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Nandita Dinesh holds a PhD in Drama from the University of Cape Town, South Africa and an MA in Performance Studies from the Tisch School of the Arts, New York. Focused on the role that theatre can play during and after a violent conflict, Dinesh has conducted community-based theatre projects in Kashmir, India, Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe and the United States.
In 2017 she was awarded the Elliott Hayes Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dramaturgy by Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas. Dinesh has written extensively about her work, for more information visit: https://chroniclesfromkashmir.org/the-books.

Table of Contents

A Note on the Play

A Note on the Plan

The Play

The Characters

The Setting

The Spectators

The Reception

The Spectators’ Routes

The Interjectors

INTERJECTOR A: The Pro-Refuge Activists

INTERJECTOR B: The Rebel Clown Army

INTERJECTOR C: The Personal Trainer

INTERJECTOR D: The State Official

INTERJECTOR E: The Publicist

INTERJECTOR F: The Masseur

INTERJECTOR G: The Family

INTERJECTOR H: The Restauranteers

INTERJECTOR I: The Mentor

INTERJECTOR J: The Counselor (& the Therapy Dog)

INTERJECTOR K: The Lawyer

INTERJECTOR L: The Local Security

INTERJECTOR M: The Art Therapist

INTERJECTOR N: The Worker

INTERJECTOR O: The Anti-Refuge Activists

The Interjectors’ Routes

The Residents

RESIDENT 1

RESIDENT 2

RESIDENT 3

RESIDENT 4

RESIDENT 5

RESIDENT 6

RESIDENT 7 & RESIDENT 8

RESIDENT 9

RESIDENT 10

RESIDENT 11

RESIDENT 12

RESIDENT 13

RESIDENT 14

RESIDENT 15

RESIDENT 16

The Finale

The Plan

The Invitation

Dear interested performer,

Dear interested spectator,

The Selection

Actor Selection

Spectator Selection

The Training

Actor Training

Spectator Training

The Aftermath

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