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Let’s face it, 2020 was rubbish.
However, we think there is something rather exciting in the way theatre changed dramatically to embrace the digital sphere.
What does this mean for the future of theatre? What lessons can we learn?
The Future Project is a series of 8 interviews we had with those who’ve been at the forefront of theatre’s new digital frontier. Below are links to all the interviews, published here as a free resource for artists, theatre makers and anyone interested in digital theatre, accessibility, interactive theatre, and sustainability.
We talk to renowned theatre critic Lyn Gardner about the impact of digital theatre on distribution, the potential for interactive theatre and the future for emerging artists.
Volume 2: SITE SPECIFIC, THE KEY TO DIGITAL THEATRE?, in conversation with Terry O'Donovan.
We chat to Terry O’Donovan, Co-Artistic Director of critically acclaimed site specific company Dante or Die, about how their site specific approach has translated to making work in the digital realm. Plus, Terry shares his own top tips for making digital work.
Volume 3: DIGITAL THEATRE, THE SOLUTION FOR SUSTAINABLE THEATRE?, in conversation with Hetty Hodgson.
This week we spoke to Hetty Hodgson from carbon neutral theatre company Pigfoot Theatre about whether digital can provide a sustainable solution for the theatre industry.
Volume 4: TIME TO CHANGE, in conversation with Nickie Miles-Wildin.
We talk to Nickie Miles-Wilden Associate Director for Graeae about integrating access in theatre and a call to arms for the industry to improve.
Volume 5: WHAT MAKES IT THEATRE? in conversation with Erin Guan.
We chat to designer Erin Guan about the possibilities of VR and what makes theatre experienced in the virtual realm still 'theatre'.
Volume 6: THE WORLD OF VIRTUAL REALITY, in conversation with Tom Millen.
This week we take a deeper dive into the world of VR chatting to Tom Millen, from immersive media specialists Crossover Labs.
Volume 7: WHAT'S IN THE PROGRAMME?, in conversation with Davinia Jokhi from HOME Manchester.
This time we talked to Davinia Jokhi about HOME Manchester's experience of programming and hosting digital work in their Homemakers season.
Volume 8: CURATORS OF YOUR OWN WORK, in conversation with Emma Frankland and Tamarra.
We spoke to award winning performance artists Emma Frankland and Tamarra about their experience creating Trans Performance Exchange: From My Land to Yours - an international digital collaboration between the UK and Indonesia.