What do they know of theatre who only theatre know?
Sunday, 27 March 2011
On Friday, the Young Vic hosted a long discussion about the future of arts funding in an age of austerity. It was basically a two-hour seminar, attended by some 500 members of the arts industry, exploring the implications of the new era of cutbacks. Listen to keynote speeches from Young Vic artistic director David Lan, Jude Kelly, artistic director of the South Bank Centre, and Sir Richard Eyre, former artistic director of the National Theatre, on theatreVOICE.
Aleks Sierz is author of In-Yer-Face Theatre: British Drama Today (Faber, 2001), The Theatre of Martin Crimp (Methuen Drama, 2006), John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger (Continuum, 2008), Rewriting the Nation: British Theatre Today (Methuen Drama, 2011) and Modern British Playwriting: The 1990s (Methuen Drama, 2012). He is editor of The Methuen Drama Book of 21st Century British Plays (2010) and co-editor of The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights (2011). He is a member of the UK Critics' Circle and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts. A journalist, broadcaster and theatre critic at large, he is also Visiting Professor at Rose Bruford College and teaches postwar British theatre at the London branch of Boston University.