Category Archives: The New Factory of the Eccentric Actor

POW Interview (1991)

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POW Interview a short hostage tape produced for a video diary call-out by FACT. It’s my personal response to life on the dole and the  history of European resistance movements. Also there is a nod to pop art and Warhols … Continue reading

Marx 200

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An evening to celebrate Karl Marx. Two hundred years old today

Blue Blouse (2017)

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To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolutions New Factory produced a tribute to the collective effort of Blue Blouse theatre groups who performed in factories in the USSR, USA, Germany and across Europe from 1918 until 1928.

“The Tigers of Wrath

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are wiser than the horses of instruction.” William Blake’s quote seems to fit neatly as a description of the life of Mikhail Bakunin. Wandering philosopher and misfit activist.