Ross McRoss has created a photographic collection titled ‘Dark Theatres’ in aid of Scene/Change who are calling for designers to be included in the conversation surrounding theatres reopening. Scene/Change is a Community that brings designers together at a moment of great uncertainty for the theatre industry and its creative professionals, to join in conversation and explore how to navigate a way through this time. It will provide a platform for all theatre set and costume designers, established and emerging, associates and assistants. It also offers a place for freelance creatives from all theatre disciplines to join in dialogue, share experience and tackle the challenges ahead.
Freelance creative artists make up the major part of the theatre ecology – of the 290,000 jobs in the UK Theatre Industry, over two thirds of those are freelance or self-employed, and it’s vital that their voice is included in the evolution of a new theatrical ecosystem. As visual artists, Designers bring a unique skill set that can help reimagine theatre spaces as the industry navigates its way back to live performance.
#scenechange aims to positively engage with buildings, directors and producers nationwide, to support and inform the process back to production.