Out of the Blue
We have three groups for 14-18s. Each one works closely with our team of writers, developing and performing new plays at venues such as the Traverse Theatre and the Scottish Storytelling Centre. This group have recently worked with writer Duncan Kidd, to create a site specific play, called Traffik, that was performed at Out of the Blue in June 2017.
From September 2017 this group will work with Strange Town and Screen Education Edinburgh to learn about acting for film and will create short films. Once finished these films will be shown at a screening in an Edinburgh venue.
|Dates:||Thursdays 6-8pm: 31st August - 7th December 2017 & 11th January - 29th March 2018 & 19th April - 21st June 2018|
|Venue:||Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny St, Edinburgh EH6 8RG|
£97 (Aug-Dec) £97 (Jan-Mar) £97 (Apr-Jun) NB bursaries giving discounts and free places are available.
|What to Bring:||
Loose, comfortable clothes and a bottle of water
Ruth Hollyman: Creative Director
Ruth is an Edinburgh based director, arts manager and writer who has been working with young people in a theatre setting for 25 years, primarily in Scotland. She co-founded Strange Town and manages it with Steve Small and also runs the Strange Town Young Actors’ agency. She worked in the marketing department at Edinburgh Festival Theatre in 1995, where she established the theatre’s education programme. From 1996-2000 she lived in Tokyo, setting up a children’s theatre company and working in television and the voiceover industry. As a freelancer she has previously worked with Lyceum Youth Theatre, macRobert, North Edinburgh Arts Centre, Scottish Youth Theatre, Perth Theatre, Stirling Youth Theatre, Borderline Youth Theatre, and Dundee Rep.
Ailis Paterson: Assistant
Ailis is an aspiring writer, director and facilitator. She has recently returned to Edinburgh after studying in Aberdeen where she was awarded an MA (Hons) degree in English and History. She has worked in theatre and venue management for five years with Aberdeen Performing Arts and Summerhall, and has recently moved to join the front of house team at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh. Following on from volunteering with youth theatre projects and script in hand new writing nights in Aberdeen, Ailis has been with Strange Town since March 2016 and as well as working with our youth theatre groups, she leads some of the company’s outreach workshops in schools.
What People Say
"I enjoyed working with an amazing group on an amazingly written play."Youth Theatre member
"Great community vibe; weekly sessions the highlight of my week."Youth Theatre member