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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 is currently working with writer Duncan Kidd, to create a site specific play, called Traffik, that will be performed at Out of the Blue in June 2017. As with the other 14-18s groups, the starting point for this production is The Journey.


Age group: 14-18
Dates: Thu 6-8pm 1st Sep - 8th Dec & 12th Jan - 30th Mar & 20th Apr - 22nd Jun
Venue: Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny St, Edinburgh EH6 8RG



£98 (Sep-Dec) £96 (Jan-Mar) £88 (Apr-Jun) NB bursaries giving discounts and free places are available.

What to Bring:

Loose, comfortable clothes and a bottle of water


Traffik will be performed at Out of the Blue:

Saturday 24th June at 6pm

Sunday 25th June at 2pm and again at 5pm

Tickets available here: https://strangetown-traffik.eventbrite.co.uk

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.

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