Raucous news 19 March 2019

We realise we have been quiet for some time, but we are thrilled to let you know that we are in the throes of starting to make a new show, The Undrowned, and ready to take on 2019! And in more ways than one. 

First off, we wanted to let you know that we have received funding from Arts Council England to spend some time developing as a company and working on research for The Undrowned.  We are so extremely grateful to ACE for giving us the opportunity to work on the future of Raucous, as we begin to grow the company and our vision following our experiences with The Stick House and Ice Road.

In early March, our Creative Director Sharon was awarded a fellowship with Magic Leap and the Royal Shakespeare Company which saw her travelling to Magic Leap’s HQ near Miami.

Magic Leap is a head-mounted virtual retinal display, which superimposes 3D computer-generated imagery over real world objects, by "projecting a digital light field into the user's eye", involving technologies potentially suited to applications in augmented reality and computer vision. Magic Leap’s augmented reality hardware is an exciting fit for Raucous as it gives us the opportunity to explore how we can enhance the theatre experience with the use of this technology. We don’t yet know where it will take us, but we will be embarking on a period of writing for the technology and seeing what stories we can tell. Sharon will be writing a blog about her time there and will keep us updated with the path of the fellowship as she works with the other fellows and the RSC.

Last but most definitely not least Team Raucous is expanding – our Executive Director Emily is expecting a baby, due in May. We look forward to welcoming a new member to the team. 

Over the next few months we will be looking to the future. We’ll be working with our amazing collaborators; we’ll be exploring how technology can heighten the stories we tell; we’ll ask questions about the next show and we’ll develop our processes. But first and foremost, we will think about YOU; our audience, colleagues, friends and peers. We want to hear from you, so please do get involved and let us know what you think. And look out for news of the Raucous Sprint and Exchange in April, too, where we will publicly share what we are working on and invite feedback. 

Yours excitedly,