How it began.
In September 2008, curious directive began devising Return to the Silence, a piece of theatre exploring neuroscience.
Since that moment exploring life through the lens of science, curious directive has gradually evolved into a small family of theatre-makers led by Artistic Director Jack Lowe.
Operating from The Enterprise Centre in Norwich, we forge sustained relationships with science communities, theatre-audiences and technology partners in pursuit of layered, emotionally charged science-led theatre.
Our science exploration ranges from the sub-atomic level (Quantum Biology) to billions of star systems (Astrophysics).
Our process is primarily led by new ways to tell stories.
We find ourselves creating two strands of work:
1. WIDESCREEN end-on theatre work. This is theatre on the mid-scale on large stages (with 300-500 audience) with large teams. Shows like Pioneer (2014) and Spindrift (2016).
2. DIY-DIGITAL. This is theatre which allows us to explore existing technology and incorporate new cutting-edge technology into a theatre environment (with 1-100 audience). Shows like The Kindness of Strangers (2013) and Frogman (2017).