Ever wondered…How a theatre company like Dante or Die got started (or even, got its weird name?) How theatre ends up happening in somewhere like a leisure centre and comes up against…real people? How it works to have multiple authors working on a production?
The Dante or Die podcast explores all this and more, as our hosts and artistic directors Daphna and Terry chat with actors, writers, composers, animators and even the odd self-storage manager…
Whether you’re in the profession, aiming to get into it, a fan, or simply just curious, our fast-paced, and engaging series of pods gives you the inside story on who we are, what we do and how we do it.
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A fully captioned version is available on our YouTube channel.
Introducing Dante or Die and its work. Co-Artistic Directors Daphna Attias and Terry O’Donovan reflect on the beginnings of the company and chat to culture journalist Nancy Groves about Dante or Die’s work and philosophy, its approach to audience experience, and what they’ve learnt over their years making site-specific theatre.
Venue partners, business managers and local participants are key to making our style of site-specific shows. In this episode we look at the impact on communities and audiences, examined through conversations with participant-to-pro Sophie Gunn, choir leader Chrissy Hedge, South Street Artistic Director John Luther and Group Managing Director of Lok’nStore Neil Newman
In this episode we explore writing for sites, focussing on the writer's process and how it responds to the locations the work is placed in. Chatting with artists, writers and performers Tim Crouch, Sonia Hughes and Andrew Muir we examine the complexities of co-authorship.
In this episode we chat to three Dante or Die performers: Elan James, Fiona Watson and Anna Richmond, about acting in intimate spaces, having audiences up-close and personal, and what happens when real people and events meet a performance.
Digital spaces have become new storytelling playgrounds for Dante or Die over the last few years. We chat with animator John Brannoch, composer Yaniv Fridel, creative technologists Luke Alexander & Abhinav Bajpei and stage manager Philippa Mannion about experimenting with new digital forms.
- A Dante or Die Podcast
- Hosted by Daphna Attias & Terry O’Donovan
- Produced by Marie Horner & Erica McKoy
- Music by Yaniv Fridel
- Recorded at Phoenix Court & Soho Sonic Studios
The Dante or Die Podcast is funded by Arts Council England.
Dante or Die is supported by Garfield Weston Foundation.