The Future in the Present

DramaBody is all about anticipating “the future in the present.”  The onstage world is – and is intended to be – a glimpse of the future.

How do we know what the future looks like?  In general, Christians do not claim to know everything about the future.  But we do claim to know some things about the future by drawing on scripture, such as Romans 8, 1 Corinthians 15 and Revelation 21-22.  For example, many Christians claim that in the future, “Jesus is Lord.”  DramaBody aims to make a public, educated and creative guess as to what the future may be like.

DramaBody uses fog in performances to symbolise that we do not claim to know the future, perfectly.

Since the onstage world is also in the present time (and of course), we have the phrase, “the future in the present.”


In 1 Cor 13:12 St Paul wrote that “for now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face.”  Other translations such as the King James Version have”through a glass, darkly.”

The phrase, “the future in the present” corresponds to the theme in theology of “inaugurated eschatology.”