The festival is the chance for Open Exchange artists to apply for a small amount of funding to develop a scratch performance for a public audience, whereas REACT is about process and the making of the art, Co:LAB – or the Collision Laboratory is focused on product and the presentation of the art.
Co:LAB showcases theatre made in non-traditional ways with unexpected creative collisions and collaborations. As with all of our opportunities the festival has been curated via an open call out to Open Exchange network members. In some cases, Co:LAB will further develop ideas which had their origin in REACT.
The festival is a public celebration of the innovation and originality of the Open Exchange network and the collaborations and relationships formed and developed over the last 2 years.
by Elmi Ali and Nuala Maguire
by James Monaghan and Christine FitzGerald
Written and performed by Ruth E. Cockburn - with Claire Walmsley Griffiths, Phil Ellis, Daniel Wallace & Will Lenton
by Take Back Theatre Collective
by Charlotte Maxwell and Marcela Hervia
by YesYesNoNo and Conan the Librarian
Written and performed by Testament
Directed by Collette Murray, Composed by Michael Betteridge and created by The Ensemble (Alex McCoy, Andy Pilkington, Barney Cooper, Charlotte Ashton, Elka Lee-Green, Katherine McDermott, Leni Murphy, Nicola O'Keeffe, Ryan Clayton, Sarah Coyne and Steff Riches)
by Knaïve Theatre and Tim Foley
by Amy Lawrence with Joe Whitmore, Vitaljia Glovackyte, Henrietta Phoebe Dunn, Nisa Cole & Lucie Browne Research Assistance: Tilda O’Grady & Jade Montserrat