Below is the original Free Theatre Christchurch Manifesto (written in 1982) and to the right an essay by founder and Artistic Director Peter Falkenberg on his proposal for a 'Theatre of Unease' (2007). We also include writings by those that inspire the ethos of a free theatre (below right).
Towards a Free Theatre...
André Antoine - From the Free Theatre (1890)
Alfred Jarry - From Of the Uselessness to Theatre of the Theatre (1896)
Ivan Goll - Preface to Methusalem or The Eternal Bourgeois (1922)
Karl Valentin - From Compulsory Theatre (c. 1925)
Antonin Artaud - Letter to Comoedia (1932)
Tadeusz Kantor - From Impossible Theatre (1972)
Peter Falkenberg - Why Devise? Why Now? (2005)