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Spoken Worlds

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Announcing a new Spoken Word Youtube channel for science fiction and fantasy.

Science Fiction Theatre in the UK Fringe, 2015

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With titles like "What Would Spock Do?" and "Cuckoos and Chrysalides", science fiction is taking over the stage at numerous fringe fests.

Stage the Future 2 – Some General Thoughts

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Our resident playwright offers a glimpse into the annual Stage the Future conference.

It’s Not Always About Change…

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SF is all about change. Maybe we need to look at that a bit more closely.

This Is What Science Fiction Theatre Looks Like: A Trifling Matter...

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Take a peek at what a science fiction play looks like with the script for Susan Gray's A Trifling Matter

Science Fiction Theatre – Working With the Grain

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If we're to think of Science Fiction as a metaphorical mode, then SF Theatre might be thought of as a metaphor of a metaphor, which leads to mass confusion and discomfort - a strange sort of metaphor-inception.

Let’s Stage the Future Again!

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Since the conference Stage the Future, there’s been a great burst of Science Fiction theatre to hit international radars. LA put on their SciFest...

Review of 1984 – Theatre

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A new take on an old Classic, this presentation of 1984 is double-plus good!

The Future Is Being Staged – Updates and Food For Thought

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Following an international conference, a new production company is born.

Review of The Uncanny Valley by Superbolt Theatre

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A review of the play The Uncanny Valley, in which a lonely human forms an attachment to a robot named Pheobe

The Play’s the Thing – the Importance of SF Staging

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Susan relates some news about her play Terra Firma and discusses theaters' place between literature and film.

The Chicken or the Egg? The Hugo Awards of Dramatic Presentation

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After such little theatrical representation in the Hugo Award for Dramatic Representation, should there be a separate award for SF Theatre?

My New Year’s Writing Resolutions and Tips

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Susan makes some resolutions about writing in the new year that are also good tips for the rest of us.

On Writing SF Theatre Part 2: Minding the Info Dump

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Susan Gray explores the mix of worldbuilding and dramaturgey - the art of bringing science fiction concepts to the live stage.

Why I write SF Theatre

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There’s something beautiful about the live nature of theatre, that makes you feel that you’ve trespassed or that you’ve been invited

Theatre Review: Override by Stacey Gregg

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Review of Override by Stacey Gregg performed at the Watford Palace Theatre.

Science on Stage vs. Science Fiction Theatre

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It’s no secret that popular science has exploded when we see the amount of paperbacks, TV series and documentaries on the subject, and theatre...

On Writing Science Fiction Theatre – part one

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SF theatre can draw upon the symbolic imagery that Theatre can house - a relatively small transformative space where a spear can become the symbol of an army, a chair that becomes someone's lover or family member