‘Dispute’ the world’s first live mediation theatre production

A new theatre production that sees mediators resolving a dispute on stage between actors debuts at the Hen and Chickens Theatre, Highbury on February 18th.  ‘Dispute’, the world’s first live mediation theatre production, sees improvising actors playing people locked in a range of compelling high-stakes real-world disputes. Between the two sides are two professional mediators who run the show exactly like a real-life mediation.  The outcome is entirely uncertain and unscripted.

Dispute by Mediator Maria Arpa and David Ellis

Dispute by Mediator Maria Arpa and David Ellis

Neighbours at war, family break-ups, business deals gone wrong, warring staff, gang conflicts and more will be covered during the show’s run at the North London theatre. All are based on fascinating true stories of conflict that are explored and resolved through the mediation process live on stage.

Mediator Maria Arpa said:  “It’s like improv on steroids.  Our cast have carte blanche to react as they feel they would if they were their characters in a real life dispute. In the throes of a real dispute there is no option other than to be authentic and it will be fascinating to see in-character actors become their characters in strangely overwhelming ways.”

Dispute is produced and directed by Chris Head.

Read more here centreforpeacefulsolutions.org


Dispute by Mediator Maria Arpa and David Ellis flyer.jpg

It’s like improv on steroids.

Hen and Chickens Theatre

109 St Paul’s Road

London N1 2NA

18th Feb, 25th Feb, 4th March, 11th March,

18th March 2015 @ 9.30pm

Tickets £10 – www.unrestrictedview.co.uk/buy-tickets/theatre

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