Drama/ Theatre event: Staging Asylum Stories: ethics, authenticity and truth Tues 28th March 1.30pm

As part of our Guthrie Drama Seminar series we are hosting a public event on Tuesday 28th March at 1.30pm.

This panel discussion brings together the co-writers of How Not to Drown, an award-winning play which tours to Traverse Theatre from 29th March to 1 April:  playwright and applied theatre maker, Nicola McCartney, and Dritan Kastrati, actor and former unaccompanied child asylum seeker, whose own story the play tells. Nicola McCartney and Dritan Kastrati will talk about the unique process by which they brought Dritan’s real-life story of his perilous journey to the UK as an unaccompanied young asylum seeker.

They will be joined by Professor Sharon Cowan, Professor of Feminist and Queer Legal Studies, who consulted on the play, and Laura Mallows, Executive Producer of ThickSkin Theatre Company, the panel will discuss the ethics and the process around staging asylum stories: notions of “authenticity”, the underlying assumptions about what “truth” is and we get at it,  subjectivity/objectivity etc, in the story telling techniques / goals in theatre as opposed to law.

This coincides with the run of How Not To Drown at Traverse Theatre from 29th March to 1st April.

For more information and to reserve a place, please follow this link. 


Staging Asylum Stories: ethics, authenticity and truth

A panel discussion with the co-writers of the award-winning play How Not to Drown, Nicola McCartney and Dritan Kastrati.