Lloyd Newson

has led DV8 Physical Theatre since its inception in 1986. His stage and film work with DV8 has consistently received major awards, with the prestigious Helpmann Award going to “Can We Talk About This?” in 2012. DV8’s most recent film, “The Cost of Living” (2004/05), marked Newson’s debut as a film director and has won 19 international awards.


Lloyd Newson tackles issues of free speech, Islam and multiculturalism in his recent verbatim theatre production, which combines text drawn from interviews with movement. This is the point of departure for an interview with Maryam Omidi.