Theatre

  • As a Transpositions contributor, I was invited to view Chris Goode’s new show GOD/HEAD during its recent London run and interview its creator. In a recent post, Jenn Craft suggested that ‘one might encounter God through an atheist’s work‘; this interview presents an atheist artist’s […]

    GOD/HEAD: Chris Goode’s God Experience – An Interview [Part One]

    As a Transpositions contributor, I was invited to view Chris Goode’s new show GOD/HEAD during its recent London run and interview its creator. In a recent post, Jenn Craft suggested that ‘one might encounter God through an atheist’s work‘; this interview presents an atheist artist’s […]

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  • At what point can a work of theatre no longer be called a work of theatre? While definitions may be elusive (springing as they do from ever-changing experience), they serve a useful function: setting one thing apart from another.  Sometimes […]

    Virtually Present: Theatre, Embodiment, and the Incarnation

    At what point can a work of theatre no longer be called a work of theatre? While definitions may be elusive (springing as they do from ever-changing experience), they serve a useful function: setting one thing apart from another.  Sometimes […]

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  • In the rehearsal room of Friargate Theatre, York, I sat with my friend and collaborator as we created a piece of theatre; we were both barefoot — and rightly so, for this, like all rehearsal spaces, was ‘holy ground’. Holy […]

    Is There Holy Digital Ground?

    In the rehearsal room of Friargate Theatre, York, I sat with my friend and collaborator as we created a piece of theatre; we were both barefoot — and rightly so, for this, like all rehearsal spaces, was ‘holy ground’. Holy […]

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  • On January 6, 2012, the public radio show This American Life aired an excerpt from monologuist Mike Daisey‘s show The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs. Daisey describes a trip to the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, China, which makes Apple products. During […]

    “I’m Going to Lie to Lots of People”: Mike Daisey & Theatrical Fiction

    On January 6, 2012, the public radio show This American Life aired an excerpt from monologuist Mike Daisey‘s show The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs. Daisey describes a trip to the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, China, which makes Apple products. During […]

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  • In a previous post, I outlined C.S. Lewis’s guidelines for a Christian journal, in which he suggests that Christians who do have evangelistic aims with their work can accomplish those aims more effectively by not creating explicitly evangelistic work, but […]

    Children of Eden – A World in Search of a Gospel

    In a previous post, I outlined C.S. Lewis’s guidelines for a Christian journal, in which he suggests that Christians who do have evangelistic aims with their work can accomplish those aims more effectively by not creating explicitly evangelistic work, but […]

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  • I had a friend in high school who had a bumpersticker on her car that read, “Warning: in case of rapture car will be unmanned.” I wasn’t theologically settled against a pretribution rapture at the time, and yet I found […]

    Wearing Out the Faith

    I had a friend in high school who had a bumpersticker on her car that read, “Warning: in case of rapture car will be unmanned.” I wasn’t theologically settled against a pretribution rapture at the time, and yet I found […]

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  • Back in March of this year, Transpositions hosted an extended book review of John Carey’s What Good are the Arts?. In the first chapter, Carey tackles the question ‘What is a work of art?’, eventually providing his own definition: ‘A work […]

    Is art fundamental to human living? Birth as Performance Art

    Back in March of this year, Transpositions hosted an extended book review of John Carey’s What Good are the Arts?. In the first chapter, Carey tackles the question ‘What is a work of art?’, eventually providing his own definition: ‘A work […]

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