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 recently created a play with writer Alan Gordon, on the theme of The Journey, called Last Night Me. It was performed in June 2017 at the Traverse Theatre. From September 2017 they will work on a new piece to be performed in June 2018.
|Dates:||Tues 6-8pm 29th Aug - 5th Dec & 9th Jan - 27th Mar & 17th Apr - 19th 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
Amy Watt: Director
Amy is a freelance youth theatre practitioner and director who is passionate about using drama and theatre to create a positive impact on people and places. She has worked extensively throughout Scotland and on a range of international projects, in Romania, Lesotho, Canada, India and the Middle East. Amy joined Strange Town in 2009 and currently leads our 14-18s youth theatre (Tuesday group), as well as both of our Improv Comedy groups (8-10s and 11-14s). In June 2016 she directed our 16-18s youth theatre’s production of What Now? at the Traverse.
Catherine Ward-Stoddart: Assistant Director
Catherine is a freelance facilitator and theatre maker from Glasgow. She graduated in 2014 with a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Screen Acting from University of the West of Scotland. Since graduating she has worked extensively across the central belt of Scotland including at the Tron Theatre and Macrobert Arts Centre, as well as working in schools and various outreach projects. Her work focuses on devised theatre, both in her work with young people and through her own performance career with her theatre company Spilt Milk. Catherine is very passionate about her facilitating role and aims to bring out creative potential in all the young people she works with, allowing them to find their own creative voice through making and performing.
As well as assisting with our 14-18s youth theatre (Tuesday group), Catherine is directing our 8-10s youth theatre and leads workshops in primary schools for the company’s after school drama outreach programme.
What People Say
“Strange Town represents the positives and passions of young people.”Youth Theatre member
“Strange Town has given me great confidence, opened up opportunities, and given me skills that I will be able to use in all aspects of life.”Youth Theatre member