Posted on 11/09/2012
At the Drama Department's April 2012 Asylum and Displacement Conference I was approached by the makers of MAZLOOM, a draft 20 minute theatre piece assembled by Sara Masters and KSDT (Kieran Sheehan Dance Theatre) from the evidence of young asylum-seekers in the UK. We agreed to take the show further by developing new choreography, music and most importantly film projection, which will bring many new levels in the representation of dreams, memories and the unconscious.
We are now involved in a complex interactive process writing a new version of the show and constructing visual and audial material. The project has been approved by the Dean of Arts as a vehicle for "Championing Creativity across the Faculty. Staff from both Music and Drama as well as Media Arts are involved in the show. MAZLOOM already has a number of bookings for 2012-13 including a conference at the Tavistock Centre in September 2012 which offers opportunities for interested Drama staff to make links with the Tavistock's clinical work on 'narrative therapy.'
Sue Clayton - Media Arts - July 2012.