"In Playing for Time Lucy Neal brings together activism, ethics, and arts practice. I recommend this brilliant book to those students that are thinking deeply about how to make a difference in the world, those that want to make connections across different communities, and those that want to take action with whatever resources are at hand. It is full of examples of committed inventive people working with and for others to make society better for all. It is both a demonstration of how interdisciplinarity finds solutions from inside the problems, and a handbook for radical action in a changing world.
"A hand-book for life" - Rose Fenton, Director, Free Word.
"it’s like reading into all the mysteries and solutions of the world at once"
"Looking for ways to use art and creativity to connect people to land, wind, wildness, self and the rest of nature? In the context of the climate, ecological and health crises, in Playing for Time Lucy Neal has created an inspiring fieldguide of people, places, projects, insights, recipes, experiences and possibilities that transcends any one practice - weaving them together with wisdom and hope."
"Playing for Time has been a hugely influential book for me. It utterly changed how I think about theatre, and myself as an artist, in relation to the climate emergency. It taught me, with specific and inspiring examples, that if the artistic community can come together and imagine a more just, more care-full future - and share that vision widely - we can change the public narrative. We can open up irresistible possibilities for tomorrow. We can make a difference."
Playing for Time