If/Then was part of After the Referendum Festival, a one-day festival exploring European identity, which took place in Camden People’s Theatre in partnership with the European Theatre Research Network (University of Kent), the Inside/Outside Europe Research Network (University of Winchester) and Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre (Birkbeck College), September 2016.

If/Then explored the terrain of the dilemma drawing on examples in history, myth, literature, philosophy, geopolitics and the media; alongside on-street vocal recordings of the general public and written responses by selected artists, writers, poets. The performance framed a multitude of stories on people, boundaries, the universal and the everyday. What questions simply cannot be answered by a yes or no and how would you respond?


Created and performed by Lisa Alexander and Hari Marini (PartSuspended)

Written responses by Alexandra Baybutt, Madeleine Botet De Lacaze, Gale Burns, Sarahleigh Castelyn, Alec Finlay, João Florencio, Jen Harvie, Eirini Kartsaki, Claire MacDonald, Mary Mazzilli, Lara Pawson, Saradha Soobrayen, Myrto Tsilimpounidi, Fin Walker

Video: Jana Erbes

Sound: Fabian Scharpf

Photography: Kakia Konstantinaki