Perfformio dinasyddiaeth: Sisters, cynhyrchiad ar y cyd rhwng National Theatre Wales a Junoon Theatre Mumbai

Perfformio dinasyddiaeth: Sisters, cynhyrchiad ar y cyd rhwng National Theatre Wales a Junoon Theatre Mumbai
(Performing citizenship: Sisters, a joint production between National Theatre Wales and Junoon Theatre Mumbai)

Anwen Jones

This article seeks to interrogate the ways in which the citizens of Wales use the theatrical resources at their disposal to investigate and articulate their national identities and experiences. The discussion will take a recent co-production, entitled Sisters, between National Theatre Wales and Junoon Theatre Mumbai as its starting point. Sisters stimulates discussion of new ways of creating and participating in theatre that respond creatively to the challenges of a twenty-first century global, digital and post-consumerist society. In discussion, this article will use Johannes Birringer’s uncompromising vision of theatre as a transformative activity that focuses on patterns of collaboration between unfamiliar and unrooted individuals, as a measuring yard for the success and significance of Sisters. I will also argue that the social conditions that inspired Birringer’s vision also give fresh importance to Amelia Jones’s argument about the value of responding to a production or performance by means of secondary evidence, or ‘detritus’, as described by Mathew Reason.


  	Anwen Jones, 'Perfformio dinasyddiaeth: Sisters, cynhyrchiad ar y cyd rhwng National Theatre Wales a Junoon Theatre Mumbai', Gwerddon, 30, March 2020, 6–22.


    National identity, participation, South-east Asia, detritus, transformative. 


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