Donmar Warehouse

Donmar Local

Local stories, global stage

We are passionate about sharing our work and our stage with those who live and work locally. Through Donmar Local, we work in our home boroughs of Camden and Westminster to produce work that celebrates the stories and voices of our community, and share programmes which use theatre as a way to encourage discussion and debate.

ISOLATE ENSEMBLE is an experimental new project from the Donmar Warehouse for young people who live in Camden and Westminster. We want to find out how we can be together and create together despite being physically isolated.

A company of 16-18 year olds from our home boroughs will work with Donmar artists on a ‘digital devising project’ — creating new stories and pushing technology to tell those stories in exciting new ways.

We’ll meet online twice weekly to get to know each other and think about how we can respond to this moment and imagine a more positive future. Devising exercises from theatre rehearsal rooms will be adapted for use over Zoom, but there’s no fixed agenda for what we will set out to make. The project will be highly collaborative; company members will be invited to write, direct, choreograph, act and contribute their skills and ideas. Even if you don’t have experience in any of these things, there’ll be space to work out your role as the project goes on.

More than anything, we’re excited to create a new community of artists in this difficult historical moment.

Interested? Early evening sessions will run via Zoom up to twice a week between 15 May – 5 June. It is free to take part, but places are limited. Register your interest by 6pm Wednesday 13 May or send any questions you have to Sara Malik on local@donmarwarehouse.com

 

Our next Donmar Local project is ASSEMBLY.

Bringing together people who live or work in Camden or Westminster, the Donmar Warehouse is creating it’s very first local company. From February – July 2020 our new local company will work with director Joseph Hancock and writer Nina Seagal to create a brand new Donmar production exploring the environment and our home in response to our production of The Contingency Plan.

 

To find out more about Donmar Local or to hear how you can get involved please email local@donmarwarehouse.com.