‘___after___’ will be a night of short performances written, directed and performed by emerging artists who are Scottish or Scotland-based. This event has been supported by the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund.
The rehearsal process will be a singular session on the day of the performance in Glasgow on 15 October 2022 (to be confirmed). These works have been written by six emerging writers and are inspired by iconic Scottish stories and storytellers. This could mean a re-telling of an old story from a fresh perspective, writing in the style of an iconic storyteller or a response to a story/storytellers.
All they need from you is a short statement about you and your practice alongside an explanation of which of the pieces you are most interested in working on. There is no guarantee you will end up directing the piece your top pick but this is to give us a small insight into your style and what kind of theatre excites you.
1. A response to ‘The Cheviot, the Stag, and the Black Black Oil’, a humorous two person performance discussing Scotland’s political future.
2. A piece based on the ‘Jeely Piece Song’, an absurd comedic two person performance about two woman reminiscing on their childhoods in Castlemilk.
3. A response to Aberdeenshire folklore of Jock O’Bennachie, a two person performance discussing trans identity with some sections written in Doric.
4. A reimagining of the tales of Burke and Hare, a two person exploration of queerness and desperation in a bigoted time period.
5. A piece inspired by the story of Malcolm Gillespie, a one person storytelling piece delivered in the style of a Billy Connolly set.
6. A response to Scottish and Doric folk songs, a one person comedic monologue discussing the frustrations of dating outlined in such songs.
This should be no longer than 400 words or alternatively a maximum four minute audio/video submission and can be emailed to Jennifer Galt at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm, 26 August 2022.
The successful applicants will then be paired up with their writer, assist with casting and discuss rehearsals. Any work with the writers will be done remotely via Zoom however the rehearsal on the day of the performance will be situated in Glasgow and in-person. There is a small budget for travel expenses.
The fee for this role is £150.