This performance event will showcase two new plays form UHI Inverness graduates as part of ROOTS Theatre Festival 2023.
The graduate performances evening features two pieces of theatre by 2023 graduates from the UHI Drama and Production (BA Hons) degree. These short performances were developed as part of the Autonomous Performer module, and were performed first at the Swansong Showcase in May 2023.
Vivid Roots Collective invited these performers to present their work at ROOTS Festival in response to emerging theatre-makers and students wanting more opportunities to bring their work to the public.
& Now I’m in Therapy
5pm – 5.45pm, Fri 29 September 2023
Kelly is a thirty-something Glaswegian self-starter currently residing within a rehab facility.
We meet Kelly during her mandatory weekly ‘doctor-ordered’ therapy sessions and follow the journey that has led her here as it is unravelled week by week. Honest and heart-wrenching, through the failed relationship, battle with alcohol, and suicide attempt, we find Kelly at the start of her recovery, but there is hope.
Content warnings: alcohol abuse, suicide references, mental health depictions, sexual references and strong language
The Long Night
5.45pm – 6.30pm, Fri 29 September 2023
Join the scientists of a far-away planet grappling with the impending destruction of their society by a devastating solar event.
The Long Night is a new piece of live theatre in the theme of sci-fi / fantasy. The show is a hybrid of both live performance and film. The Long Night was not first intended for stage; originally written as a film, the performance has been reimagined to bring the characters and story to life through theatre.
Content warnings: contains flashing lights, sexual references and strong language
These performances are part of ROOTS Festival 2023, Vivid Roots Collective’s first ever theatre festival for Highland and emerging theatre-makers. Join them in celebrating the talented artists in the region, learning new skills, and meeting like-minded creatives with talks, workshops, performances and networking.