Love and Other Objects is a play created on true love experienced and expressed
8-9 November 2018
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Running time – 2 hours (no interval)
Language - English ; Sinhala
The opening show was supported by the Goethe-Insitut.
This is a devised play produced by the 2018 batch of the Stages Senior Ensemble. Its cast included members of the Senior Ensemble as well as guest artists.
The production set out to reduce the divide between art and real life, creating a shared experience between people, rather than a performance viewed by an audience. It used real love letters and true experiences of the artists. It was performed in an intimate space with actors mingling and interacting with the audience.
“ Tastefully done ! ”
— Daminda Prasad Nanadarathna
Artists involved in creating this play reflect on the creative process; explaining how the idea came about, how it grew, changed and what finally made it to the production.
Read the Resource Pack and watch the Stages Looking Back Video to gain insight into the process behind creating this play.
This play emerged from a devising process led by the members of the Stages Theatre Group Senior Ensemble. It was the culmination of a 15-week actor-training workshop. The devising process began during a residential retreat when artists decided to use their own love letters as a starting point.
‘Love’ has great potential to bind people in vulnerability. This aided the devising process, which pushed actors to strive toward sharing truth and genuine emotions, instead of hiding behind a character.
Week 13 (118)
Love and Other Objects