THEATRE AND THE PLAGUE by Antonin Artaud (1933).
Read by Alaknanda Samarth.
Music by Dave Carey.
Also featuring Andrew French.
Translated from the French by Mary Caroline Richards (1958)
Artaud image by Nisha Dassyne.
Directed by Michael Walling.
Alaknanda Samarth is an Indo-French actress who works in multi-lingual registers. Solos by Cocteau, Duras, HeinerMuller, Christa Wolf, Aamer Hussein, Hanan Al-Shaykh.
The inspirational Winona LaDuke gives the 2015 ORIGINS Lecture, discussing sustainable development, climate change and environmental justice. Founder of the Honor the Earth Project at the Ojibwe White Earth Reservation in Minnesota, Winona's honours include the Reebok Human Rights Award, the Thomas Merton Award, the Ann Bancroft Award, the Global Green Award, and the prestigious International Slow Food Award for working to protect wild rice and local biodiversity. She has twice run as the Green candidate for the Vice-Presidency of the United States.
The lecture was given at Rich Mix, London, on June 15th 2015, and is introduced by the Festival Director, Michael Walling.