For over 30 years, Total Theatre Magazine has been at the forefront of the advocacy, celebration and documentation of contemporary theatre and performance – including the support of artforms and practices such as circus, outdoor arts, site-responsive performance, puppetry, and physical and visual theatre, which have often been ignored, or not treated with the seriousness they merit, by other publications.
New for 2020 – Taking a Different Approach
In 2020, we enter our fourth decade – and there are changes afoot! Our focus in the coming year will be on longform, reflective writings on contemporary theatre and performance, and this website will be restructured to reflect those changes.
Total Theatre Magazine is currently developing a programme of workshops and talks throughout 2020-2021. There are three strands: the Artists as Writers mentoring programme; The Writing’s on the Streets one-off workshops; and the Total Theatre Talks series of informal symposia on topical issues. Email the editor Dorothy Max Prior on firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The Total Theatre Magazine Print Archive at totaltheatre.org.uk/archive
The Total Theatre Magazine Print Archive website features every print issue of Total Theatre Magazine (1989–2012), available as a PDF, with the original design preserved; together with all of the magazine’s feature articles and reviews reformatted into a fully searchable archive that can be explored via issue number, writer, artist or company, artform or topic.
We have been publishing new material created in response to the archive: interviews with established artists and arts industry giants whose paths have run in tandem to Total Theatre Magazine’s print history; commissioned articles by the magazine’s regular contributors; and new writings that have emerged from the work we have done with our Heritage Volunteers and with the members of the Artists as Writers group mentored as part of the programme.
More About Total Theatre Magazine
Total Theatre Magazine is published by Aurelius Productions CIC.
Total Theatre Magazine is currently unfunded, and we rely on the support and goodwill of partner organisations.
Please note that the Total Theatre Awards are managed independently to Total Theatre Magazine. See www.totaltheatrenetwork.org