FUTURE FORMS will be an 8 week investigative course for writers

FUTURE FORMS will be an 8 week investigative course for writers that will offer participants the opportunity to interrogate the story telling potential and social implications of new technologies such as AI, virtual, augmented and mixed reality and other areas of technological advancement of interest to the group.

The course will involve two sessions a week, for eight weeks between w/c 22 February and w/c 12 April. The exact timings of the sessions will be arranged around the group’s availability. It will all happen on zoom and is open to writers across the UK.

One session each week will involve a presentation from an industry expert on a specific form of technology.

The choice of invited speakers will take account of the group’s stated areas of interest. A second session each week will involve group discussion and optional writing activities in response to the provocation offered by the technology.

All participants will be paid a fee of £1,500.


The Donmar are looking for a group of writers with an interest in formal experimentation, who want to deepen their understanding of current technological advances.

In order to apply, you need to:

• Have written at least two plays that have been professionally produced.

• Like the idea of participating in group discussions and activities with other artists.

• Have a working connection to Wifi/Zoom. If this will pose a problem for you, please let us know and we will try to help.

• Be available for two sessions a week between w/c 22 February and w/c 12 April, as well as have some free time available for reading, watching, thinking or writing in between. We will aim to arrange the sessions at a time that best suits the group.

They welcome applications from artists who originate creative text but may not define themselves exclusively as playwrights.



12pm on Monday 18 January 2021.



Published on:
18 Dec 2020
Opportunity deadline:
18 Jan 2021


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