Barbican Open Lab 2021

Barbican Open Lab 2021

The Barbican Theatre team has selected six artists for their Open Lab programme.

The scheme gives artists the chance to research and develop a new project. As well as a cash grant, we offer training sessions with our staff and industry experts on topics including marketing, fundraising, and creative learning; sessions with a mentor; access to one of our Theatre producers for advice and support; and rehearsal spaces at our Centre.

Sadeghian will be developing Dual دوگانه, her play that explores ideas of identity and belonging to two cultures. She aims to develop it into a modular format, so it can work in different mediums and platforms. ‘What happens if you just do a design-based version that can exist as an installation? What if you make it just spoken word? I want to explore the different ways it can be pulled apart and also what happens when they come together,’ she says.