The Traverse is delighted to be presenting the Class Act Showcase 2023!
This year’s scripts have been created by young people from four local secondary schools – Craigroyston Community High School, Craigmount High School, Trinity Academy, Tynecastle High School – and Intercultural Youth Scotland. Each script will be brought to life by a team of professional theatre-makers including directors, actors, filmmakers and musicians.
Placing professional playwrights into each school to transform students into writers and storytellers, Class Act provides creative support and a safe space for participants, encouraging them to express themselves freely and imagine without inhibition. The results address what they feel passionate about, and each script crackles with unparalleled energy.
Prepare yourself for a great night out at the theatre, witnessing dynamic storytelling from fresh young talent.
Class Act on Tour is supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, the William Syson Foundation, the Backstage Trust, The David and June Gordon Memorial Trust, Aberdeen City Council, The McGlashan Charitable Trust & The John Thaw Foundation.
The Traverse Theatre is funded by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council, and has received additional support from the Scottish Government’s Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund and Creative Scotland’s Recovery Fund for Cultural Organisations.
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