D.I.Y. (Do.It.Yourself.)


A brand new book written by over 30 arts practitioners and collectives. Its aim is to articulate and contextualise an ethos and practice within contemporary art called “DIY” theatre and performance.

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This book should be seen as a creative text. A text that provokes, prescribes, instructs, argues, plays, advises, promotes and shares. The emphasis is on how theatre makers can encourage and evolve performance making by sharing their theories and practices, to help empower more artists to engage with this way of working. Critically (or theoretically) this book addresses a wide range of perspectives on “DIY” theatre and performance and identifies key dichotomies between ethos and style.

Little efforts like this to catalyse and advocate an alternative community and new ways of making theatre and performance are always a good things. This book is an effort at that.

Contributors: Accidental Collective; Action Hero; Arnolfini; Pat Ashe; Bootworks; Ira Brand; Karen Christopher; Abigail Conway; Cool Hunting; Richard Dedomenici; Dirty Market; Fictional Dogshelf; Andy Field; Forest Fringe; GetIntheBackoftheVan; Gob Squad; Mamoru Iriguchi; Bryony Kimmings; Live Art Development Agency; Brian Lobel; Low Profile; Made in China; Milk Presents; Hannah Nicklin; Michael Pinchbeck; Residence; Search Party; Shatter Resistant; Sleepdogs; Sleeping Trees; Sleepwalk Collective; Stans Cafe; Stoke Newington International Airport; The Suitcase Royale; Theatre Bristol; Third Angel; Chris Thorpe.

Curated and published by Robert Jude Daniels, Bootworks Theatre.

Designed by Graham Roy Donaldson.

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Weight 0.45 kg