Verbatim theatre

Verbatim theatre

Verbatim theatre is also called ‘documentary theatre’- it’s a journalistic style of presenting ‘real life’ on stage. It has roots in naturalism and also Brechtian theatre. Like a film documentary it consists of interviews with people on a particular subject- and also in my piece there are a variety of sources such as YouTube. The ‘writer’ (although not really a writer in the strictest sense) will go out and interview people- and record those interviews. Then the interviews are transcribed (typed out) and edited down into a script- interwoven with other interviews to make a coherent narrative.

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