Library play

An interesting article appeared in the Sunday Herald (Dangerous’ directors scoop Arches prize’, 26/10/08) about a Scottish artist awarded funding to write a play called ‘The Library’.  Sacha Kyle will be creating an interactive library, with people instead of books lining the walls: “I’m fascinated by the idea of how libraries can be a place for refuge, knowledge and a place for escape,” she said. The, as yet unscripted, play is seen by the artistic director of the Glasgow arts venue The Arches as a “dangerous and brave” project.

It’ll be interesting to see how the play turns out and how the artist’s perception matches practitioner’s experiences!

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2 Responses

  1. It’s great to see that a library will be represented in such a way. The play’s concept underlines how central people are to libraries – both in the creation and sharing of information. Indeed, human interaction is a vital part of a library service. How wonderful is it that the play is seen as innovative and experimental – qualities that all library services (should) have?

  2. Hello I have read with interest your comments about my upcoming piece ‘The Library’. I would very much like to invite you to come along and see it at the Arches theatre Glasgow 14-18th April or at the Traverse theatre in Edinburgh 22nd-25th.

    Hope you can make it,

    Thank you

    Sacha Kyle
    http://www.thearches.co.uk/BHVR-Sacha-Kyle-The-Library.htm

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