The Thirty

We like to be willfully interdisciplinary in our approach and our projects often get remixed from one form to another as they develop: so what started out as an idea for a novel, might grow towards being a film, and then a performance, and then a piece of music, and then a performance again.

Ultimately, we want to find the heart of each story and find the best form with which to share that with an audience, now.

Photo: Timothy X Atack

Photo: Timothy X Atack

This can make our development periods very long; so we tend to be working on multiple projects. Every year (used to be twice a year, but lately it’s tended to be once a year), as part of our ongoing practice, we do a creative exercise that we call ‘The Thirty’.

It’s essentially the two of us talking through a list of 30 ideas that we feel are current or somehow fascinating. They might be as broad as an area of research, or as well-formed as an ongoing touring show, or as nebulous as a phrase we simply like as a title. It’s a tactic for forcing us to keep difficult ideas on the table, ensuring that strong ideas – be they very ambitious, or impossible, or small, or troublesome – never get left behind.

Photo: Paul Blakemore

We list them because these are all sparks that we want to fire up. Sometimes it takes years for a project to come to fruition, so we’ve got to start somewhere.

If you’d like to know more about any of these projects and/or help us make them happen then please get in touch.

At the moment, The Thirty looks like this:

  1. Dark Land Light House VR
  2. Version Control
  3. Babel’s Cupid
  4. Heartworm
  5. A Million Tiny Glitches
  6. Homeworld
  7. Splinter
  8. The Opposition
  9. Vox Humana
  10. Some of the People
  11. SUPERNOVA
  12. A Doll’s House
  13. Father Alberto and the Flying Girl
  14. BUZZARD
  15. Cantata
  16. Hauntology
  17. Forest 404
  18. Do You Love Me Now
  19. I Will Do It For Science
  20. The Chord
  21. Nightshift Variations
  22. Kelli Riley
  23. Costume Test
  24. Untitled Hope Project
  25. T+T Shorts Factory
  26. Everything in its Right Place
  27. A Broken Consort
  28. Heart of Darkness
  29. Hypergothic
  30. Dancing and Apologising

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