The Freud Museum

Events Archive

26 February 2014 - 1 March 2014
Lunchtime and afternoon performances

Re-engage Theatre Company presents 'Open To Interpretation'

Re-Engage Theatre Company was formed by four students from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama during their final year of BA Drama, Applied Theatre and Education. This degree explores performance that takes place outside of traditional theatre buildings and which can bring about change and transformation with the participants who create it.

With over 55 academic staff, together with visiting artists and lecturers, Central contains the largest grouping of drama/theatre/performance specialists in the UK, who make a major contribution to research in their various disciplines. Its special strength, unique in the sector, lies in a combination of first-rate practical training and production, with a highly ranked programme of research - research aimed at the cutting edge of new performance practice.

This project was initiated as part of Re-Engage’s ‘Student Led Project’ module, which requires students to work as professionals over a 7 week period in creating new and exciting methods of performance.

This 20 minute performance of ‘Open to Interpretation’ is inspired by The Freud Museum - the house itself, the temporary Mel Calman exhibition and Freud’s work. The group devised this production with a primary focus on Freud’s theories on anxieties and defence mechanisms and have explored this with influences of puppetry, movement and live music.

The piece follows the journey of two characters, Dom and Sarah and invites the audience to participate within the performance by interpreting these characters’ behaviour and decisions and speaking to the characters about what elements of their unconscious are affecting them.

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