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Out of the Blue
14-18s: Stage Tuesdays

We have two groups for 14-18s.  This is our Acting for Stage group, they work with a writer, director and assistant director to create a new play from Sep-Dec, then from January they go on to rehearse the play which will be performed in June at an Edinburgh Venue. Please see below for more specific term dates and performance dates.

This group is currently full, please contact admin@strangetown.org.uk to be added to the waiting list.


Age group: 14-18
Dates: Tuesdays 6-8pm: 27th August - 3rd December 2019
Venue: Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny St, Edinburgh EH6 8RG



£105 per term NB bursaries giving discounts and free places are available.

What to Bring:

Loose, comfortable clothes and a bottle of water


This group will be working with writer and director Catherine Expósito to develop a play that will be performed at an Edinburgh Venue in June 2020.

Staff Members

Catherine Exposito: Director

Catherine is a Scottish theatre director and writer and co-founder of Some Company Productions. She was Trainee Resident Director 2016/2017 at The King’s Head Theatre in London and is an associate artist at Blazing Hyena Theatre Company. Her directing credits with Blazing Hyena include: For the Love of Cousins, Death is the New Porn and One, Two, Three, Yippee. Catherine’s assistant director credits include Coming Clean, La Bohéme, Strangers Inbetween (King’s Head Theatre), Trainspotting (Seabright Productions/In Your Face Theatre/King’s Head Theatre), How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (Wilton’s Music Hall/Tarquin Productions/King’s Head Theatre) and Lace Up (Trig Point/Traverse Theatre Hot House).  Catherine has worked as a director, facilitator and writer for various organisations including: Fife College, Scottish Youth Theatre, Cumbernauld Youth Theatre, Scene Gym, 1 in 100 Theatre Company, Asteria Theatre, The Acting Scene and Good Well Films. 

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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