Through weekly online sessions in a specially devised virtual creative space, young artists built characters and narratives that make up the dream-like world of Morpheus. This interactive map gave audiences a complete digital experience, along with visual and aural soundscapes, spoken word, and film.

Morpheus saw local arts organisation Ideas Test curate a term-long programme at Will Adams Centre in Medway, a local alternative provision school. Teaming up with acclaimed theatre makers Dante or Die, this project celebrated the young people, and empowered the participants and school staff to embark on a creative journey and co-create a spectacular piece of digital theatre.

The young artists explored local stories and personal experiences entwined with in-depth characterisation and thrilling narratives that make up this unique digital experience. Everything from the production title to the artwork was youth-led, celebrating the creativity and self-expression of our young people.

'We’ve learnt how to be more confident. How to stand up for ourselves. How to put ourselves out there when we didn’t think we could. Seeing how stuff has grown through being planned. Now we can plan stuff a lot easier and perform stuff a lot easier with what we have done in the Morpheus project.'
— Shane, Young Artist, Will Adams Centre, co-creator Morpheus
'I’ve always wanted to be creative but I just haven’t had the confidence to do it. With this project that Tammy and everyone has put together, it’s made us a lot more confident.'
— Demi, Young Artist, Will Adams Centre, co-creator Morpheus
'It has been a joy to see the students exploring different thoughts, feelings and emotions which they may not always get the opportunity to do in this current climate.'
— Tammy Rodden, Art and Design Lead, Will Adams Centre
'Working on this project has been a real highlight over the last couple of months. Seeing how the young people have been creating really unique characters and stories has been an absolute inspiration.'
— Terry O’Donovan, co-founder Dante or Die, co-creator Morpheus

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