Single Thread featured in book about ‘theatre of the real’

Single Thread’s 2007 production of Everyman appears in Jenn Stephenson’s recent book Insecurity: Perils and Products of Theatres of the Real.

The book reflects on the early years of the twenty-first century that have witnessed a proliferation of non-fiction, reality-based performance genres, including documentary and verbatim theatre, site-specific theatre, autobiographical theatre, and immersive theatre. Contemporary audiences are caught between a desire for authenticity and immediacy of connection to a person, place, or experience, and the conditions of our postmodern world that render our lives insecure.

Jenn Stephenson is Professor in the Dan School of Drama and Music at Queen’s University.