An immersive theatrical journey experienced through the eyes of Shakespeare’s most famous anti-hero...
The British Council in Kazakhstan is bringing a production of “iamhamlet” to Almaty. The production has been devised and directed by Geoff Church with the Deutsches Theater Kazakhstan (Almaty).
Performances will take place at the Writers' Union of Kazakhstan in Almaty:
About iamhamlet ...
Picture this. A small room, a chair, a large grey sheet of glass. Above you, a light swings back and forth. When the light is on your side, all you see in the pane of glass is your own face, when it swings away you see on the other side a person facing you. They stare ahead looking into your eyes. Appearing and disappearing as your own face is overlaid on to theirs.
iamhamlet... A performance that is both a mirror and an immersion. An immersion into the self through one of the most famous characters in classical drama.
Warning: stronger lighting effects are used in this show.
Geoff Church is a director, workshop leader, facilitator and leading practitioner in the field of theatre-based development work. With his company, Dramatic Resources and its sister theatre company hydrocracker he has worked all over the world using an interactive approach to theatre and learning with theatre companies such as the Theatre 503,, the National Theatre, East 15 Drama School and the DTK itself, also with major corporations, including Deloitte, Adecco, Accenture, IMD Business School Lausanne.
Deutsches Theater Kazakhstan
Deutches Theater Kazakhstan offers Almaty residents and visitors a taste of European theatre. It was founded as a way to preserve German culture but has since expanded to become an international theatre company. Its plays are performed in German with simultaneous Russian translations. Like Art&Shock, Deutches specialises in innovative, contemporary theatre in addition to traditional works. The theatre moved to Almaty in 1989.