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Out of the Blue
14-18s: Tuesdays

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. Since September 2017 this group have been working with writer Corinne Salisbury to create a script. From January 2018 they will be rehearsing the script to be performed at the Traverse Theatre in June 2018, see below for ticket info.


Age group: 14-18
Dates: Tuesdays 6-8pm: 9th January - 27th March 2018 & 17th April - 19th June 2018
Venue: Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny St, Edinburgh EH6 8RG



£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


The Darkness Or Else The Light by Corinne Salisbury will be performed at the Traverse Theatre on 8th and 9th June 2018. Tickets available HERE

Staff Members

Catherine Exposito: Director

Catherine is a workshop facilitator, theatre director and co-founder of Some Company productions. She obtained a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Acting and English from Edinburgh Napier University in 2015. Her theatre company Some Company Productions produced Dead Letter Office, a new play written by Catherine and her writing partner Marli Siu as part of the Edinburgh Fringe 2015.  Catherine completed the Traverse Theatre’s Young Writers Group course in 2014 and is currently a member of their directors group. She was also the marketing and crowd funding officer for Scottish Feature Film ‘And Violet’ in 2015.  Catherine has worked for many companies throughout her training including: Scottish Youth Theatre, Cumbernauld Youth Theatre, Blazing Hyena, Trig Point Theatre, Asteria Theatre, 1 in 100 theatre company, The Acting Scene and Good Well Films.  As well as leading Strange Town’s 11-14s improv comedy group, she leads after school drama for the company at Royal Mile Primary.

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.

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