The national conversation about the performing arts
A free satellite D&D exploring ways to tackle sexual harassment in the industry Read more
For the fourth year running we look forward to welcoming artists and other creative individuals to our Outdoor Arts Creation Space. Read more
Our first ever Devoted & Disgruntled event.Read more
Were you at D&D:Let’s Really Talk About Access, D&D 8 or Opening the Door: East Asians in British Theatre, and have conversations left unfinished?Read more
Breaking the silence about Bullying in the Arts
An invitation from Improbable, Anne-Marie Quigg, Ellan Parry and Frances RifkinRead more
A chance to carry on any conversations which are were not over at the end of D&D9, or to find out what the fuss is all about.Read more
Hi, I’m Stephe.
And I’m a storyteller.
When I say ‘storytelling’ I mean an improvised re-telling of a traditional tale, a modern practice inspired by ancient oral arts, an intimate live encounter between teller and audience. But I also work with actors, with writers, with directors and with devisers. And - guess what? They all call themselves storytellers too.
An invitation from
Florence O’Mahoney and Joseph Lynch, of
the Human Zoo Theatre Company and Waldeinsamkeit Theatre
An invitation from Matilda Leyser:
Calling all Artists, Mothers, Children and More: Let’s Start a Quiet Revolution
Keeping the Space Open:
Were you at D&D10 or D&D North back in January and have some conversations left unfinished, or some sessions that you'd wished you'd called? Did you miss them, or have you read a report that made you wish you were there?
An invitation from Slavka Jovanović, Director of Suspense Festival:
I recently saw an anarchic punk puppetry show, with no ‘puppets’ in it. One of the most exhilarating shows I’ve seen. But no puppets; some might have been disappointed, having expected a marionette or a wood carved table-top rod puppet. None in sight.
Mid-scale touring theatre is fighting for its life. It is struggling to find big audiences and is up against a rising tide of comedy, music and film events with many venues expecting to make a loss on their live theatre shows. Read more
I’m Vera Chok and I’m an actor, writer and performance maker. What has changed since the 2013 D&D on East Asian actors and roles? While East Asians are more visible and have achieved huge successes, I believe that we are still being marginalised despite being the third largest ethnic group in the UK.Read more
AN INVITATION FROM ABE POPOOLA, ACTOR.
I'm an actor just graduated from RADA and have been frustrated with the homogenisation of people of colours and their diverse stories within dramatic art.Read more
This is Flo, Artistic Director of The Human Zoo Theatre Company, a Croydon-based touring theatre company, established in 2013, supported by Croydon Council, Arts Council England and TMRW. We've grown up in and around Croydon, but so far as an arts organisation, we've found it difficult to make work here, in our home town.
An invitation from Amie Taylor, Editor-in-Chief at The LGBTQ Arts Review
Having run The LGBTQ Arts review for two years, I am thrilled at how much theatre we get invited to that falls under the LGBTQ Theatre umbrella. We have reviewed some 150+ shows over the two years and featured almost as many interviews with artists that identify as LGBT+ or are creating work featuring LGBT+ narratives.Read more
I'm Miranda Debenham and I'm a small scale subsidised producer and marketer. I'm at the start of my career and I'm already frustrated by the gap I see between the commercial and subsidised sectors. It seems to me that there is a giant chasm between the two groups, but that if they could work together both sides could improve their work, and improve our whole industry! Maybe I could even stop referring to them as sides.Read more
We are DISCO DISCO - a new theatre company of artists with disabilities, born out of Club Soda in Croydon and led by Drunken Chorus.
We are relative newcomers to the disability arts scene. We’re learning all the time, and we want to connect with other organisations working in disability arts, and with artists and companies with disabilities to work on how we can all connect and support each other: to make friends, connections and future collaborations.Read more
How will we all keep Hull's performing arts scene alive and kicking after the bunting comes down?Read more
For the fourth year running we look forward to welcoming artists and other creative individuals to our Outdoor Arts Creation Space.Read more
A free satellite D&D exploring ways to tackle sexual harassment in the industryRead more