What the hell do we do now?
Two theatre creators from different countries meet for the first time to share their thoughts on how to do theatre during these times. It will be a free-flowing, unplanned and unpredictable conversation spanning global politics, the climate crisis, online drama, and whether theatre will be the same again after its time away. It will also, we hope, be more fun than it sounds.
Duncan Macmillan, playwright, screenwriter and theatre director.
Aina Tur, author and cultural manager.
Duncan Macmillan is a playwright, screenwriter and director. His work has been performed around the world in locations such as the National Theatre, Old Vic, Royal Court, Almeida, Barbican, St Ann’s Warehouse, Barrow Street Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company, Berliner Ensemble, Hamburg Schauspielhaus, Schauspielhaus Köln, Vienna’s Burgtheater, Vesturport, Kansallisteatteri and Nationaltheatret Oslo, and has also been included in the repertoire of the Schaubühne Berlin, the Edinburgh Festival, the Manchester International Festival, the Salzburg Festival, the Festival d’Avignon and the Theatertreffen, in the West End and on Broadway. He has collaborated with orchestras and DJs and is the co-author of a book on climate science. His works include Lungs; People, Places and Things; Every Brilliant Thing; Rosmersholm (adapted from Henrik Ibsen); 1984 (adapted from George Orwell, co-written and co-directed with Robert Icke); City Of Glass (adapted from Paul Auster) and 2071 (co-written with Chris Rapley). Other works include The Forbidden Zone; Wunschloses Unglück (adaptation from Peter Handke); Reise Durch die Nacht (adaptation from Friederike Mayröcker). Both 1984 and People, Places and Things were nominated for Best New Play at the Olivier Awards. He co-created and co-wrote the BBC/HBO series Trigonometry with Effie Woods.
An author and cultural manager, she has largely developed her professional career in Barcelona, although she was also present on the scene in the Balearic Islands, Madrid, France and Germany. She is currently Head of Programming at the Sala Beckett/Obrador Internacional de Dramaturgia and a member of the Advisory Board of Spain’s Centro Dramático Nacional.
She is the author of several plays, including: Addiccions, Evolució/Evolución (Colección Teatro de Papel, Primer Acto publishing house), Dimecres (Colección Paraula de Dramaturg, Govern Balear publishing house), Es lloga habitació, Fotofòbia and Una galaxia de luciérnagas (Editorial Libros de La Vorágine). She has published narratives and essays: La glosa menorquina (Quaderns de Folklore publishing house), El héroe de la bicicleta (Praxis publish house, México) and Explorem Menorca! (Mediterrània publishing house). She has collaborated with the magazine Culturalia writing short stories on current affairs, and with dBalears, publishing literary reviews. She has also written scripts for BH Audiovisual.
She has studied Pharmacy (Universitat de Barcelona), Agricultural Engineering (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya), Acting (Col·legi de Teatre de Barcelona), Playwriting (Obrador de la Sala Beckett) and the Advanced Course in Project Management (Universidad de Deusto). She is currently studying for a degree in Catalan Language and Literature (Universistat Oberta de Catalunya).