Get Up and Tie Your Fingers

Fiona MacPherson


Since 2014, MacPherson has directed adaptations of Ann Coburn’s play Get Up and Tie Your Fingers using applied theatre-making techniques as tools for creating interdisciplinary investigative methodologies across performance and sociology.

Working in applied theatre with post-industrial communities, MacPherson created innovative reflective rehearsal activities and strategies for making theatre, informed by Jean-Luc Nancy’s work on dialogic listening practices. This involved participants in a practicebased enquiry into choral narrative theatre-making using testimonies, song and movement.


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