In an industry that can be notoriously closed off to outsiders, NSDF is a huge lifeline for people like me; it breaks boundaries, creates opportunities, generates self-confidence and inspires careers. When I began my journey into the arts I knew no one in the industry and had no experience of it. Today, I have both and call myself a writer because of NSDF.Mohammed Barber, NSDF Alumni and LAB Participant
A new initiative, in partnership with our friends and long time supporters Spotlight.
The Bigger Room Project: Michael Balogun in conversation with Nima Taleghani
An Online Room Can Be A Bigger Room
In 2020 NSDF began creating work for the first time in the 64 year old Festival. We are creating new work and new communities ourselves: to increase our reach and the diversity of our young artists.
A timely pause
We don't need to fill the theatre void with recordings – we need to take time to grieve, says Liam Rees.
5 reasons you should go to NSDF19
Writer, performer and NSDF associate Chris Thorpe tells you why you should come to NSDF19.