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It’s high time we flipped the board on those with a monopoly on the industry

It’s high time we flipped the board on those with a monopoly on the industry

With stepping-stone spaces such as Trafalgar Studios 2 closing, it will become harder for young talent to break through, says designer Grace Smart. And turning to found spaces won’t solve the underdog issue
We’ve gone from the sublime to the ridiculous, but theatre will shift back

We’ve gone from the sublime to the ridiculous, but theatre will shift back

The aesthetic concept of the sublime loomed large in 2020, says set designer Grace Smart, as everything felt huge and frightening, but at some point we’ll return to the delectable version of the sublime that exists in theatre
Creatives have proven their mettle this year – who we are isn’t being erased

Creatives have proven their mettle this year – who we are isn’t being erased

Who we are, what we worked so hard to be and the art we create isn’t being erased – it’s being solidified and bolstered. Creatives have proven their mettle this year, says Grace Smart
Theatre won’t be fixed by cutting costs around the people who make it

Theatre won’t be fixed by cutting costs around the people who make it

As designers return to their model boxes and theatre makes moves to return, Grace Smart says the only way to fix its peeling paint is to put people first
Theatre's return is an opportunity to show what designers really do

Theatre's return is an opportunity to show what designers really do

Designer Grace Smart says now is the time to be hiring, appreciating, crediting and remembering the people with big ideas
As theatre's rescuers arrive, we must look out for those who don't have a raft

As theatre's rescuers arrive, we must look out for those who don't have a raft

As theatre slowly gets back afloat, we need to pay close attention to what and who is sinking around us, says designer Grace Smart
As theatre is forced to make do, let’s not forget the importance of design

As theatre is forced to make do, let’s not forget the importance of design

Our eyes need beauty, stimulation and interest so take a walk round the art gallery of the internet and satisfy your visual cravings, says Grace Smart
Visit the art gallery of the internet and satisfy your visual cravings

Visit the art gallery of the internet and satisfy your visual cravings

Our eyes need beauty, stimulation and interest so take a walk round the art gallery of the internet and satisfy your visual cravings, says Grace Smart
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