Events - Festival 2018

Catastrophe/Forms : WW1 in 9 Pictures

Sunday 11 March, 15:30 - 16:30
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Auditorium

A poetry performance created and arranged by Johann Reißer, performed by the Byre Youth Theatre under the direction of Ashley Foster and Stephen Jones

Catastrophe/Forms was originally created by Johann Reißer for the Berlin poesiefestival’s 2014 series of events to mark the centenary of WWI. The original project presented war poetry from 34 countries accompanied by a curated collage of images from those desperate years. From marking the war’s start marking to its end and from the Triple Alliance to the Triple Entente: the Byre Youth Theatre are bringing the project to Scotland for StAnza 2018, with a performance which interweaves recordings of young people from across Europe reading the war poems in their own languages.

Supported by the Goethe-Institut and in association with the Byre Youth Theatre

(c) Johann Reisser


Auditorium – The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street

Location: At the top of Abbey Street off the east end of South Street. Also accessible from the Byre Close off South Street

Includes: Auditorium, Studio Theatre, Conference Room, foyers, Café Bar &...