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Cafe Conversations at Edinburgh Fringe!

Hi all.

Please join us in Edinburgh in August 2012. 

Plain Sight will be showing Cafe Conversations across the city throughout the festival. 

 Cafe Conversations series of conversations from theatre set in public spaces. The project explores the idea of eavesdropping on the conversations of others as well as staging performances in unconventional locations for an unaware audience. The work presents theatre in a non-theatrical setting, reaching a non-theatre audience. The performance exists in the middle of an unsuspecting audience, where it can be overheard.

Through the act of eavesdropping, the audience realises that they are eavesdropping on something artificial, and so feel justified in their act and encouraged to view the performance more openly.

The project features a selection of conversations from Shakespeare, contemporary and emerging playwrights.

The project places theatre in a public space, in plain sight of whoever chooses to engage with it. Performers leave subtle invitations to the audience, encouraging them to find another performance in a different venue, leading to an underground following of the performances, which are happening covertly in a number of cafes.

One Comment

  • blackhat seo on Jul 02, 2012 Reply

    Its like you read my mind! I think that you can do with a few pics to drive the message home a little bit… An excellent read. I’ll certainly be back.

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