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All the Screen's a Stage is a collaboration between Z-arts (Manchester), Young At Art (Belfast) and KOPERGIETERY (Ghent). All the partners have been working on a free international online programme of creative conversations: 1-hour expert-led talks explore how to produce post-lockdown hybrid digital theatre. 

We hosted online conversations in November '22, December 22 & January '23, culminating in a hybrid make-a-thon in February '23.


november 2022 to january 2023

3x free, expert-led online sessions.


All the Screen's a Stage is a monthly programme of free, expert-led sessions on Zoom, followed by a make-a-thon (think hackathon but with more art). The events are open to all artists and theatre-makers interested in using digital interaction in their performance work; as well as researchers and programmers who want to think deeper about this area.

The 1-hour creative conversations will explore how to produce post-lockdown hybrid digital theatre in a sustainable alternative model to touring. You will interrogate what can emerge from the intersection of computer science, psychology, theatre, and play. We'll also cover how combining creative technologies with an inclusive design approach can generate work that is both engaging and accessible for diverse audiences.

The Make-a-Thon will be a structured space to put this research into practice yourself, with the brief to discover new ways young audiences can experience interactive performing arts. This will be an opportunity to work in teams with a mix of disciplines, generate ideas, and create new prototypes.

The project is led by digital artists Ilja Van Autreve and Tom Shennan, and is produced in international collaboration between Z-arts (Manchester), Young at Art (Belfast), and KOPERGIETERY (Ghent) with Four Nations funding.


Online & Ghent, Belgium



fri 17, sat 18, sun 19
february 2023

a participatory 48-hour event with the goal of birthing new ideas, examples, and prototypes of interactive digital performance for children and young audiences

physical participants in Ghent 
will be inspired on day 1, brainstorming on day 2,
then prototyping new ideas and formats on day 3

while online remote participants will act as the reflective team and sparring partners for our offline participants.


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Ilja Van Autreve

Co-ordinator of MediaLab at KOPERGIETERY and Assistant Artistic Director.

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    Tom Shennan

    Artist and filmmaker, creating digital installations with performance.

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