Friday 24 March: 6.30pm | Traverse Theatre
Duration: 3 hours (incl. 30 min interval) | Age guidance: 12+
Join us for a first look at bold new works-in-progress from the some of Scotland’s leading youth theatre directors at Emergence 2023 at the Traverse Theatre.
Each piece is the culmination of the YTAS’ Directors’ Development Programme, our professional development opportunity for experienced youth theatre directors. Over the course of the eight-month programme, our directors have shared practice, worked one-to-one with National Theatre of Scotland dramaturg Rosie Kellagher, and been given the space and resource to create ambitious new work with talented young performers.
This works-in-progress performance is a chance for you to celebrate and support these Directors on their next steps in turning their ideas from scribbles on post-it notes into full productions. From new scripts, to devised work, to new methods of working, the evening is sure to demonstrate to audiences the magical variety and boundless possibilities of the world of youth theatre in 2022.
Emergence 2023 and the Directors’ Development Programme are made possibly by our funders, Creative Scotland, the Gannochy Trust, Foyle Foundation and William Syson Foundation and our partners, the Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Pitlochry Festival Theatre and the Traverse Theatre.