The Deal

THE DEAL: An international project on theatre and economics

The focus of this project is the way economic thinking shapes our lives, the way it forms our image of the human being and the way it defines our motivations. At the same time it is an investigation of theatre's capacity to express and articulate the processes, stories and characters involved in the growth of the influence of economics.

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The creators of Az Theatre first addressed the question of globalisation on a project called TRANPLANT.

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This culminated in a major music theatre presentation in 2001. Since then the company has developed a project called WAR STORIES, an international exploration of war and theatre. This work is supported by the Arts Council England, the European Cultural Foundation and the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust. Jonathan Chadwick, Az Theatre director has undertaken a study of economics as a post-graduate at London University's Birkbeck College and a study of the Chinese language at London University's School of Oriental and African Studies. Since the meeting in December 2008, the opening discussion of this project with theatre practitioners and economists, Talking about The Deal Jonathan Chadwick has pursued the research for The Deal by taking an A level in Mathematics, courses in economics and environmental science at the Open University, going on to the University of Leeds School of Earth and Environment to take a Masters of Science in Ecological Economics in 2011.