The Alkazi Theatre Archives (ATA) is a privately-owned collection, which includes photographs and print materials in the form of original scripts, director’s notes, brochures, reviews, seminar papers, theatre magazines and audio-visual material including interviews, rehearsals, and performances. While the archive will pose productions and practitioners in terms of their own biography as well as in the contexts of other productions of the same time and create casebooks for productions, it will also contextualize productions within broader social, cultural and political histories. Can theatre be considered a lens through which history can be read? Linking theatre and history is to consider artistic practice as a
methodology and a tool.
In addition, the Theatre Archives also looks to connect families of vocabularies by proposing linkages across different creative practices exploring the ways in which different practices inform and converse with each other.