“Theatre matters because you are there. There is something around the commitment of turning up at the same time to come together that is powerful, and it’s important that in isolation we find new ways to do that.”
This week our Associate Director Anthony Simpson-Pike spoke to Lyn Gardner about our free digital festival of live events, Yard Online, coming up on Sunday May 17th.
[Anthony] has used two guiding principles when programming the festival to try and represent everything the Yard stands for, both artistically and in its relationship with the community. In fact, spending a digital Sunday at the Yard sounds very much what it would be like to spend a night or a day in the physical space of the brilliant Hackney Wick venue which, since it was founded in 2011 by Jay Miller, has proved that its perfectly possible to make cutting edge theatre and be embedded in a local community.
You can read the full piece over on Stagedoor. The Yard Online site launches tomorrow, and we hope to see you there from 12pm on Sunday 17th May.