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Pilmeny Centre
14-18s: Mondays

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 taking the theme of The Journey, and is devising a new piece of theatreCrossing was performed as a scratch performance as part of Emergence in the Chrysalis Festival in November 2016.  The group are now developing Crossing to become a full scale production in June 2017, see below for more details.


Age group: 14-18
Dates: Mon 6-8pm 29th Aug - 5th Dec & 9th Jan - 27th Mar & 17th Apr - 19th Jun
Venue: Pilmeny Centre, 44 Buchanan St, Edinburgh EH6 8RF



£98 (Aug-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


7pm Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June at the Traverse Theatre


Staff Members

Kim Donohoe: Director

Kim is a theatre maker, facilitator and performer. Her work is based in devised contemporary performance, most often with or for young people.  Kim trained in Contemporary Performance Practice at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and since then has worked as a freelancer for a number of companies across Scotland including Junction 25, Starcatchers, RCS Short Courses, Platform, Fish & Game and Xana Marwick. Most recently she has performed in Blue Block Studio at Imaginate Festival, and was commissioned to create All Night Tonight, an interactive late night TV studio for children, for Juice Festival 2015. She is also co-director of KOR! Records, a music label that runs experimental music projects for young people with additional support needs.

Katie Mitchell: Assistant Director

Katie is a freelance Drama Artist providing workshops in devising, new writing and classic texts. Katie is a graduate from Queen Margaret University with a BA (Hons) in Drama and Performance. In 2015 she was Perth Theatre’s Trainee Youth Theatre Director and she currently works as a Drama Assistant with the Macrobert Arts Centre on the New Creative Voices outreach project.  She has also worked as an Assistant Director for the Macrobert. Katie also works for Bella’s Adventures, providing drama workshops and entertainment for children.  As well as assisting with our 14-18s youth theatre (Monday group) , Katie directs our 11-14s youth theatre (Friday group) and leads workshops in primary schools for the company’s after school drama outreach programme.

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