FORECAST. A School of Thinking-With

Where do you work? How does your surrounding sound, smell, what is its texture? What does it tell? And how does it inform your practice? Who actually shapes the landscape around you? What does its structure tell about its past and future?

Dublin Theatre Festival in partnership with Theatre Forum invites theatre makers, curators, dramaturgs, directors, thinkers and producers from Ireland and abroad for an international school, Forecast. A School of Thinking-With - a digital space of common learning and shared practices. During the festival the school’s participants will take part in workshops, lectures and conversations with makers and thinkers from diverse contexts, backgrounds and perspectives whose work is both deeply political and poetic. We will work and talk with the artists who dismantle the dominating power and colonial structures, who practice feminist approach not necessarily as a topic, but mainly as the very logic of their work and the way of building relationships with their public.

The school is curated by Marta Keil (ResKeil), a performing arts curator and researcher, based in Warsaw.

Participation in the Forecast School programme is by application only.

You can complete this online application form from 27th July 2021.
Deadline for applications: Monday 23rd August 2021.

Artists Taking Part in Forecast. A School of Thinking-With 2021

Samara Hersch

Samara Hersch is an artist and director whose practice explores the intersection of contemporary performance and community engagement. She recently completed her Masters at Das Theatre in Amsterdam. Her current research is an exploration into public acts of intimacy through imagining new artistic frames for non-professional performers and audiences to inhabit.

Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol

Founded by Luisa Pardo and Lázaro Gabino Rodríguez in 2003, Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol is a young Mexican theater company reflecting the new dynamics of contemporary Mexican culture. They develop their multimedia stage productions as mechanisms to link work and life and give voice to overlooked moments in social and political history. Lagartijas has toured widely throughout Mexico and Europe and has received awards from the Impatience Festival and the Zürcher Theater Spektakel.

Harun Morrison

Harum Morrison is an artist and writer based on the River Lea and Regent’s Canal. He is the current recipient of the Wheatley Fine Art Fellowship, hosted by Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham City University and Eastside Projects. His forthcoming novel, The Escape Artist will be published by Book Works in 2022. Since 2006, Harun has collaborated with Helen Walker as part of the collective practice They Are Here. He is also a trustee of the Black Cultural Archive (est. 1981).

Rabih Mroué

Rabih Mroué, born in Beirut (Lebanon), lives in Berlin and works as a director, actor, visual artist and author. He is co-founder of the Beirut Art Center (BAC). At the Kammerspiele Munich he has regularly worked as a director and choreographer for "Dance on". Mroué's stage works and exhibitions have included dOCUMENTA (13), Festival d'Avignon and MoMA (New York), Centre Pompidou (Paris) and others.


30 Sept–17 Oct