Pursuers of the Future

Early in the summer following a round of community conversations, playwright Scott Young completed a first draft of a new community play for Sunderland. Members of the community then took part in online Zoom workshops to further develop the text. From there Scott completed a 2nd draft!

We are now looking for a cast community performers to be part of a zoom reading of this 2nd draft. We hope to stage a zoom reading, performed on 22 November 2020.

We have open weekly zoom sessions; the first two we will work on the text and then begin to rehearse – you can join anytime up until 22 November 2020.

Participants don’t need to have any experience at all and its totally free to take part.

Sessions are weekly

  • For Over 18s starting Tuesday 20 October, 6.30 – 8pm
  • For 12-18yrs olds starting Thursday 15 October, 6.30-8pm.

To sign up and for more information please email Corinne: [email protected]

We need your help!

Play our ‘What Will You Create?’ game to get inspired. Using our app (linked below) you can generate random creative writing prompts to help give you a cracking idea!

You’ll then get the option to send us your brilliant idea, whether you’ve designed your own event or imagined your own city of the future. Your idea could even be used in the creation of our new commission!

Suitable both for children and adults. Play now and get those creative juices flowing!

what will you create?

Part of Great Place Unify Project, led by Sunderland Culture’s Corinne Kilvington.

Pursuers of the Future is a project produced by Sunderland Culture through our Great Place programme and made possible by National Lottery players, funded by Arts Council England and National Lottery Heritage Fund.


Image credit:
Ethan Wilkinson