A new interactive theatre experience about genetic engineering and the impact it will have on the children we bring into the world
On Tour 2023
See it at:
Attenborough Art Centre
Mansfield Old Library
More announcing soon…
WHEN WE CAN ALTER A CHILD BEFORE THEY ARE BORN
WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO ALTER THE CHILD?
OR THE WORLD THEY COME INTO?
A Thought-Provoking Experience
Choosing Children is a dramatic and interactive live spectacle for an intimate audience. It asks audiences to explore one of the most challenging dilemmas of our time: To what extent should new reproductive technologies impact the type of children we have in the future? And, what might this do for the life chances of the next generation of disabled people?
Explicitly developed for Blackbox Spaces, Choosing Children is an ‘other worldly’ theatrical experience that questions what we value most about the human condition.
About the Experience
Choosing Children is a self-contained interactive experience for up to 20 people with the potential for non-interactive viewing in larger studio spaces.
with in-house lighting
+Space for off-boarding
(Cafe space or alternative)
|+20 x AR headset
+20 x chairs
+2 projector walls
|Max Performances Per Day
|+ 20 Interactive Audience
+ Raked seating (when available)
|BSL, Audio Description, Captioning for every performance via a unique AR System
|Get in time
• Experience Seekers
• Younger people (18-40)
• The disabled community (engagement work will be done with local community groups prior to the performance to engage this audience)
• Those interested in popular science
• People impacted by the issue, including parents and expectant parents
Innovative Digital Access: A Creative Case for Diversity
Choosing Children aims to be fully accessible and inclusive. In every performance, audiences can request British Sign Language, Audio Description, and/or Captioning through an integrated Access System.
Meaning audience members can have a uniquely personal and fully accessible experience for any performance they wish to attend.
For booking enquires email email@example.com or contact +44 (0)330 223 2350 (UK)
CREATIVE DIRECTOR – Ben Fredericks
PRODUCER – Mark Mallabone
WRITTEN BY: Ben Fredericks, Nicky Watkinson, & Shey Hargreaves
ADDITIONAL ACCESS DEVELOPMENT: Adam Stephenson