The Editorial Board of The Open Page Publications is delighted to announce the publication of Future Conditional - Notes for Tomorrow.
The Open Page has always been driven by the need to encourage theatre women to record their experiences, whether working within the context of a group or alone. The thirteen volumes of The Open Page journals and the two books published previously, have given us more than we anticipated: personal stories, gratitude for significant influences, practice, pedagogy and, frequently, reflections on the perplexing question of how to pass on knowledge and experience from one group or generation of women to another.
This new book is an attempt to take a step into the future, by asking where we are going and what we will do when we get there. Contemplation of the future turned out to be a difficult theme, and many of the authors expressed this difficulty in their writing. Future Conditional - Notes for Tomorrow is an anthology of essays, poetry and articles by twenty-five women from four continents, all of whom are connected to The Magdalena Project. The common aim, expressed in individual ways, is to articulate the hopes and fears, demands and aspirations for the kind of future that we want to share with each other. The book is illustrated with paintings by Danish artist, Dorthe Kærgaard.
Recording of the live stream of the launch, 15 October 2017 in Holstebro, Denmark
Video recording of the launch by Suzon Fuks; photographs below by Filipe Galli.
Future Conditional - Notes for Tomorrow
Cover Design: Marco Donati Cover Painting: Dorthe Kærgaard Lay-out: Rina Skeel Editorial Board: Gilly Adams, Geddy Aniksdal, Maggie Gale, Julia Varley Production Co-ordinator: Luciana Bazzo Translations: Gilly Adams, Ana Imširović Dordević, Julia Varley and the authors Thanks: Sarah Duthie, Lars Vik Published by The Open Page Publications with the support of Odin Teatrets Forlag, Grenland Friteater, The Magdalena Project
Maggie B. Gale (UK) - Future Thinking
Anna Andrea Vik Aniksdal (Norway) - Thoughts from the Future Brigitte Cirla (France) - Utopian Dreams Marisa Naspolini (Brazil) - 100 Years and a Few Stones Jill Greenhalgh (UK) - Facing Up Margaret Cameron (Australia) - Lay Me Out Kordula Lobeck (Germany) - Present Futures Jo Randerson (Aotearoa New Zealand) - Amazing Babes Parvathy Baul (India) - Practising Ancient Wisdom Katarzyna Kułakowska (Poland) - Somebody’s Daughter Carolina Pizarro (Chile/Denmark) - Changing the Present Jess Brookes (UK) - Magdalenas Roxana Pineda (Cuba) - Crucial Moments Gilly Adams (UK) - Walking Westwards Patricia Ariza (Colombia) - Knowledge Madeline McNamara (Aotearoa New Zealand) - Divine Doubt Luciana Martuchelli (Brazil) - Mare Serenitatis Meg Brookes (UK) - Get Sh*t Done Julia Varley (UK/Denmark) - The Swing Lis Hughes Jones (UK) Lis - Sian - Ann: Moments of Retrieving, Remembering, Recreating Raquel Carrió (Cuba) - Building a Structure Dawn Albinger (Australia) - Reflection on Hope Pilar Restrepo (Colombia) - Living and dying as a dream Zoe Gudović (Serbia) - One Part of Me Geddy Aniksdal (Norway) - Notes for Tomorrow