London Dinner

Flicking back through old diaries, Community festival as political rally, Genuine bottom up initiatives, The miners’ strike, Art college experiences, Tyranny of feminism, Tyranny of structurelessness, Tyranny of theory, Artists at the tipping point, Don’t mention the ‘C’ word, A sort of power!, Preparing the next generation, Being paid to change the world, Travel hopefully.

Singapore Dinner

PETA, Student activism, Township plays, Third Stage, State+Oil, Theatre as education, 1987 arrests, Sex, Being preachy and subversive, Voice to the underdog, Marxist Conspiracy, Internal Security, Broader political context, Losing the idealistic edge, Being a Marxist, Talking back to the State, Theatre today and outsourcing censorship, Forum Theatre ban, Public space and civil society, Spectre of ’87.

Melbourne Dinner

International influences, working from the inside, victorian aboriginal art, knowing the history, community arts and radical arts, locating the politics, art, change and socialising, money, professionalisation, embarrassing bureaucracies, the intangible, anger, consumerism + despair, wogs out of work, stirring songs in many tongues, being openly critical, friendships.

Johannesburg Dinner

Culture and resistance, Women’s movement, historical frameworks, aesthetics and protest, artists in exile, being an artist in south africa, education, cultural boycott, nationality undetermined, funding and support structures, rural contexts, parallels with today, elders and younger generations, there’s still a fire out there.