The Museum of Modern Love | Seymour Centre

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In 2010, Serbian performance artist Marina Abramović completed one of her most famous performances, The Artist Is Present at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, where she sat still and silent opposite an empty chair in which audience members were invited to sit and stare at her. The work ran from March to May and garnered responses from art critics, celebrities, and ordinary people from all over the world. The Stella Prize winning novel by Heather Rose, now adapted for the stage, imagines the lives of some of the audience members to Abramović’s performance and the impact it had on them.

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Ulster American | Outhouse Theatre Co & Seymour Centre

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An American, an Irishwoman, and an Englishman come together to discuss an exciting new theatre project that will provoke the London scene. Except the distinctions aren’t really that clean-cut and even a gentle nudge throws the balance of identity, religion, and politics into a messy, urgent disaster.

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You Can Have It All | Laurence Rosier Staines

Image by Victoria Nelson

Imagine you’ve been binge-watching a television show during lockdown and suddenly the characters turn and address you. The newest interactive theatre project from writer and director Laurence Rosier Staines puts the audience on show for a brief lick of the action behind (and in front of) a theatre production.

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Blue Christmas | New Ghosts Theatre Company

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For the inaugural production of IGNITE Collective, New Ghosts Theatre brings two new Australian works about disfunctional and unusual Christmas celebrations to the stage. In Good People, the hours spent waiting in an airport stretch into unfathomable eternity while the women of Shandy’s Corner learn to lean on each other in times of grief and joy.

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