Alana Valentine on verbatim theatre
Alana Valentine, Playwright
Interview with Alana Valentine, at her home in Redfern, Sydney, December 2009.
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The Verbatim Play
1. Verbatim Definition (1.59) – Alana gives a definition of verbatim theatre
2. Verbatim vs Imagined (3.35) – Alan discusses the differences between working on a verbatim text as compared to an imagined text.
3. Why Verbatim (7.54) – Alana discusses her choice to work in verbatim form.
4. Authorship (1.51) – Alana discusses whom she considers to be the author of her verbatim plays and why
5. Authenticity (4.22) – Alana discusses the relationship between her work and journalism.
6. Influences (3.50) – Alana discusses her favourite verbatim plays.
Run Rabbit Run
7. RRR Starting Point (2.23) – Alana discusses the inspiration for Run Rabbit Run.
8. RRR Creative Process (2.09) – Alana talks about the timeline and the process of creating the work
9. RRR Structure (1.34) – Alana discusses the process of consolidating her material and finding a shape for the work.
10. RRR Challenges (4.51) – Alana discusses the challenges of creating a balanced, complex narrative.
11. RRR Community Response (2.06)
12. PG Inspiration & Ethics (5.31) – Alana talks about her inspiration for creating Parramatta Girls and some of the ethical concerns around handling sensitive material.
13. PG Narrative Structure (7.21) – talks about her approach to imposing a fictionalised story arc and her use of a ‘massaged verbatim’ form.
14. PG Community Response (4.48) – Alana discusses the community participants’ relationship to the project.
15. PG Creative Challenges (1.41)
16. PG Audience (2.19)