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Out of the Blue
14-18s: Thursdays

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 and Edinburgh venue.



Age group: 14-18
Dates: Thu 6-8pm 31st Aug - 7th Dec & 11th Jan - 29th Mar & 19th Apr - 21st Jun
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

Staff Members

Steph Smart: Director

Steph is an Acting and English graduate from Edinburgh Napier university. She has experience in a variety of acting styles and techniques, having performed in projects for both stage and screen. Her passions lie in directing and producing for both film and theatre, with several short films in post-production and a five star fringe show under her belt. She is in the process of setting up her own production company.  She is currently directing Strange Town’s 14-18s youth theatre (Thursday group), and has also led workshops at Newcraighall and Wardie primary schools as part of the company’s after school drama outreach programme.

James Mills: Assistant Director

James is an Acting and Performance graduate from Performing Arts
Studio Scotland (PASS), based at Edinburgh College, with a wide range of acting
experience ranging from Classical Greek, to Shakespeare, to
contemporary Scottish and British Theatre. James has a technical and
practical knowledge of directing and assistant directing having worked
on a final year production of “Attempts on her Life” by Martin Crimp
whilst at PASS, and having devised several original productions as an
actor, director and writer. As a practitioner, James is extremely
interested in physical theatre and movement to see what can be said by
actors when words are taken away. As well as working as an assistant
director with the Thursday 14-18s, James also works as a workshop
assistant in a variety of primary schools around Edinburgh.

What People Say

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