Looking Back : Thought Curfew

August 1, 2020
David Cotterrell & Ruwanthie de Chickera discuss the making of Thought Curfew


Featuring interviews recorded in David’s London Studio, documentation of development in Colombo, Sri Lanka and footage from the performance in Kigali, Rwanda.

1/2 Still from Making of Thought Curfew video
2/2 Video : A reflection on the making of Thought Curfew.

The video was produced by a team of actors, film-makers and researchers from Stages Theatre company, Sri Lanka. Through this project, practicing artists engaged in systematic and critical analysis of their own work, analysing a decade worth of theatre productions and processes.

This video focussed on the Empathy & Risk production, ‘Thought Curfew’ and incorporated interviews with Cotterrell and de Chickera with footage of the production and performance of Thought Curfew. 

The video was produced as part of a GIZ-funded project to develop an evidence base for Artist research within Sri Lanka


  • Researcher : Piumi Wijesundara
  • Videographer/Sound Recordist : David Cotterrell
  • Editor : Malith Sulara
  • Post-Production : Sate Studio
  • Sponsor : GIZ