Conversation, Charisma and Chance
Kontakt is a theatrical experiment that blurs the boundary between performer and audience. 20 performers, 20 audience members and 20 bridge tables, each lit by a single overhanging light bulb.
What follows is a series of unique one-to-one encounters, which can include conversations, drawing, writing and sometimes dancing.
"Kontakt is about allowing different generations to have contact with one another in a safe and comfortable environment. How often does an adult sit across from a table with a 15 year old and have a meaningful interaction or conversation? It's a fascinating project for both the young people and the audience - the cast are not playing characters, there is no script and each performance is very different. It really stretches the boundaries of what theatre is and could be in an ever-changing world."
Philip Mackenzie, Head of Creative Learning