The Justice Syndicate
A top surgeon accused of a serious crime. Conviction would mean planned operations will not go ahead – and the evidence is far from conclusive.
The Justice Syndicate is a piece of playable theatre drawing on a jury format. It asks how we fill in the gaps, how we deal with our preconceptions, and how being part of a group can affect all this.
Power and privilege; trust and technology; thought and action.
How will you vote?
The Justice Syndicate is a collaboration with neuroscientist Dr Kris De Meyer and computational artist Joe McAlister. You can read a write-up of the project from Joe's perspective here. There is a film we made about documenting audience-centric performance, using The Justice Syndicate as a case study, here.
Tuesday 2 October, 17.00 & 19.30 @ York Mediale
Friday 16 - Sunday 18 November, times tbc @ Ludic Rooms' Random String
Thursday 8 March 2018, 14.00 & 17.00 - playtests @ King's Cultural Institute
Thursday 15 February 2018, 15.45 & 18.45 - playtests @ Near Now, Broadway
Friday 21 September 2017, 11.30 & 14.30 - Prototype playtests @ King's Cultural Institute.
DIRECTION & DRAMATURGY Dan Barnard & Rachel Briscoe | ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE (NEUROSCIENCE) Kris De Meyer | COMPUTATIONAL ARTIST Joe McAlister | PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Ewan Samson | ADDITIONAL IDEA DEVELOPMENT Rebecca Atkinson-Lord, Chris Bone, Tom Chambers, Shireen Mula, Zoe Nicole, Theo Papatheodorou & Delme Thomas | CAST Claire Cordier, Rachel Donovan, Kerry Fitzgerald, Jon Foster, Ezra Ingleson, Oli Ingleson, Georgina Sowerby, Monsay Whitney | FEATURED EXPERTS Jan Bowden, Dr Alex Dymock
The Justice Syndicate is supported by Near Now, King's Cultural Institute and London South Bank University.