The RADA Festival 2018 runs from 27 June to 7 July, inviting graduates to present their work. We catch up with installations artist Emily Durtnall, bringing Am I Fact? Or Am I Fiction? to the festival this year:

Now in its 7th year, the RADA Festival 2018 celebrates the work of its past graduates with a ten-day programme of theatre, installations and discussions. That’s ten days that centre around the school and its network of contacts, ten days of individuals who have learnt their craft in those hallowed halls, who return to take creative risks, extend their work into new territories and experiment with telling stories in unexpected ways.

Here at Miro Magazine, we are always on the lookout for the next generation of theatremaker, so where better to look than at a set of graduate artists? Throughout the festival, we will be profiling some of the companies and people bringing along their work, seeking feedback and hoping to expand their own networks through the common link of their alma mater.

RADA Festival 2018

Next up in our Spotlight feature is Am I Fact? Or Am I Fiction?, a photographic and text installation which plays at RADA Festival from 27 June – 7 July 2018. We caught up with its creator Emily Durtnall:

Describe Am I Fact? Or Am I Fiction? in three words.

‘Questioning, Perspective, Self.’

Is this your first RADA Festival experience?

‘This is my first time being part of the Festival, but I have been to see RADA Festival shows in the past. I’m excited and curious.’

Who else are you most looking forward to seeing while at the RADA Festival?

‘The other installations artists and their use of space to engage with the audiences.’

Who or what are your inspirations?

‘Writers like Angela Carter and Margaret Atwood, artists and photographers, people with passionate, engaged minds.’

What are the future plans for Am I Fact? Or Am I Fiction??

‘To keep exhibiting my work in vibrant places.’

What is the best production that you saw in the last 12 months?

‘A play performed in a living room, making very interesting use of the space – A Hero Of Our Time.’

Is there anything else you want to highlight about Am I Fact? Or Am I Fiction??

‘I’m very glad to be exhibiting my installation the first year the Festival is opening to technical and design alumni.’



Am I Fact? Or Am I Fiction? runs at the RADA Festival 2018 from 27 June – 7 July 2018. For further information, please visit the venue website.