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Theater of the Real: Home

How to find Plays written, compiled, or even improvised directly from ‘documentary’ sources.


The Laramie Project - Distinguished Guest 1 — Professor Carol Martin

Theatre of the Real

avail. in Bobst PN2051 .M365 2013

and online versions via Ebook Central

Documentary Theatre Guest Editor: Carol Martin

Review of Get Real: Documentary Theatre Past and Present, ed. Alison Forsyth and Chris Megson (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) and Dramaturgy of the Real on the World Stage, ed. Carol Martin (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmilla

Another smart review of Dramaturgy of the Real on the World Stage.


Sarah Jones Thinks Stereotypes Are in the Eye of the Beholder

View the Production/ The Container Clare Bayley Young Vic Directed by Tom Wright / Digital Theatre Plus

The Container by Clare Bayley

New Database!


I Am My Own Wife

House Arrest and Piano


Anna Deveare Smith, American actress, 17 January 2009, Source:Anna Deavere Smith, Cliff from I now live in Arlington, VA (Outside Washington DC), USA

Greensboro / Emily Mann

Important Texts

Special Issue: Studies in Theatre & Performance

A new exciting issue about Documentary Theatre! Here are few of the articles:

vol. 31 issue 2 2001

The Theatres Act (1968), documentary theatre and the actor's ‘overwhelming reality’ Authors: Chris Megson

‘Letting it breathe’: Writing and performing the words of others Authors: Helena Enright

The experience of immediacy: Emotion and enlistment in fact-based theatre Authors: Lib Taylor