Curated by Bee Scott ( @_bee_scott )
“Hopepunk”, a term invented by Alexandra Rowland, “is about fighting for a better future and taking action and doing radical kindness”. We’re celebrating stories of weaponised hope and unyielding optimism in this world, dystopian & utopian!
SEX IN MECHANICALVILLE
Written and performed by Sally Horowitz
The rise and fall of Simulation Human; a stylized simulacrum of our hyperconnected world, featuring non-human narrators attempting to piece together the story of humanity, Does the existence of other worlds lessen our own reality?
AT THE CINEMA
Written by Anna Maria Piskopani, Directed by Stella Keramida
In the near future, those who suffer from burnout syndrome are taken to a screening room where an AI transforms their experiences to film…
ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER
Written by Martha Watson Allpress, Directed by Jessica Tripp
Billie has travelled galaxies to find her one true love. Now if she could only figure out how to phrase that in a non-desperate way, that’d be great.
BILLIE: Josie Charles
THE POWER OF CAKE
Written by Patrice Hamilton, Directed by Jessica Arden
Definitely normal earth-humans ‘Steven’ and ‘Diane’ have nearly finished their assignment—but will a collection of small kindnesses change their minds?
Written by Gemma Lawrence, Directed by Bee Scott
Post-climate breakdown, a new society tries to rewild the planet—and change their selfishness and distrust into love and hope.
REN: Lizzie Grace
SANDY: Laura Sophie Helbig
SHEENA: Hannah Edwards
AXEL: Olivia Marcus