Over the last 6 months, The Mono Box has been working with theatre-maker and facilitator Amy Gwilliam and the Hampstead Theatre to curate a month long programme of workshops, conversations and performances - dedicated to a new decade of theatre-making.
And then things changed. Well, everything changed. And the way we make theatre may have changed … forever.
So, whilst the month-long programme will still go ahead later this year, we have been asking:
What will theatre look like in the next year?
How will we emerge from this?
What do we want to change?
And how can we use this moment in our lives to spark new forms of creativity?
We have invited an exquisite range of artist-facilitators to explore this with us - on planet Zoom. From choreographers to comedians, directors to deep-sea divers, we have engaged practitioners invested in sharing, deconstructing and shaping new languages in a democratic and genuinely experimental way. This is not about being taught something fixed, it’s about being part of a real process.
It is an exceptional opportunity to participate in short-form workshops - and experience the practices of a diverse range of theatre makers and companies - to spark your own creative journey in these uneasy times.
Maybe you will join for one workshop, or maybe you will join us for the whole month? The programme has been curated in such a way that you can design your own journey; whichever route you take, you will become part of a dedicated network of artists asking critical, creative questions – of ourselves, of our industry, and the world in which we work.
Yes, from your bedroom.
We will emerge from all this, and we can each be part of the change.