DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES by Francis Poulenc
Donald Gordon Theatre, Welsh Millennium Centre
Conceptual Set & Costume Design
Set against the crumbling, stark remains of a lithium extraction site, a dwindling group of female protestors sense an approaching doom. Their faith in their cause is tested as they learn of the collapse of society outside of their camp.
Drawing inspiration from the Ende Gelande and Greenham Common protest movements, this is an exploration of environmental martyrdom and the growing forces in action against groups that take up occupation of environments as protectors.
'What is the relationship between the sacrificial figure of the environmental martyr and the proliferation of sacrifice zones under neo-liberal globalization? What is the relationship between the fallen martyr and the felled tree?'