March 1997. Editor: Anjum Katyal
As STQ enters its fourth year, we find ourselves searching for different ways of writing about, documenting, discussing, theatre and performance: other modes of expression and communication. What could these be? What can convey the complex of risk, exploration, uncertainty, discovery, conviction, passion, excitement, partnership, teamwork, connectedness and introspection, that makes up a life in and of theatre. The visual, for one. Communication through the visual as a vital component, complementing words. Or even confronting them. Or refuting them. At the moment, the visual image is still a marginalized aspect of most theatre documentation or analysis: even when there is access to photography, for example, this medium is utilized in the most utilitarian of ways. We are making a conscious effort to 'think visually' when we document process or performance.
CONTENTS From Hongkong to India Mediating between cultures A process to performance account of the creation of a play Paramita Banerjee 'I am ready to perform for just one person' Interview with Mok Chiu Yu Waiting for the Bald Soprano Some reflections on the recent Kannada theatre Dr B.K. Banker Murder in the Cathedral: Browne to Bansi A look at two productions Uma Narain Darpana For Development : Performance And Change The Darpana Outreach Programme: Performance,Education and Change Dr Ralph Yarrow Keeping chilli powder out of their eyes Betty Bernhard A brief look at theatre in Kenya Swapna Guha Theatre Log Ou vas-tu Jeremy? by Magic Lantern Vasanthi Sankaranarayanan Search: A Seminar on the Future of Alternative Theatre Bansi Bhattacharya, Paramita Banerjee Notebook Download the complete issue here