TalkFest18

Let Them Lead the Way chaired by Jenny Knotts

Part of Made in Scotland

What does the Year of Young People 2018 mean for young(er) theatre-makers? In a society where young people are vilified as 'snowflakes' yet held responsible for safeguarding the future, a panel of Generation Z and Millennial theatre artists discuss how the expectations of their generations impact on the theatre that they make.

Jenny Knotts Jenny Knotts is an award winning playwright from Glasgow. She was awarded the inaugural David MacLennan Award in 2013, resulting in the production of her play Home at A Play, A Pie and A Pint, which subsequently won a New Pie on the Block Award in 2015. Her play The Goofos Present was shortlisted for the Courtyard Theatre Kings Cross Award in 2015. Theatre credits include: BulldogThe Divot, the Flag and the Black Black DonaldWhose Right is it Anyway?After the Tone; Travel Choice ProAfter words.

Panel includes:

IFdq Hh 5D_400x 400 Phoebe McIntosh (Dominoes) is a London-based actress and playwright. Since graduating from the MA Acting course at London's Art Educational, Phoebe has gained many diverse credits.
Qrp 2Ho Qm _400x 400 Jasmine Main (Wired) is a young Scottish actress based in Glasgow, and has been performing in theatre from a young age. Jasmine was nominated for a BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award Acting in 2014 for her performance in 'Bear with Me' her first film. Jasmine graduated from Motherwell College and Langside College with a BA Honors Degree in Acting aged only 19.
Laurie Laurie Motherwell (Old Enough) is a playwright born and raised in Glasgow. He is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh's MSc in Playwriting and is a member of the Scottish Society of Playwrights. Credits include: Playback (Stag Hart Productions; Flying Artichoke Nominee); The Captain's Heart (dir. Philip Howard, Playwrights' Studio, Scotland). In Development: History of a Life (Modest Predicament); Tides Turn; Comes Around (dir. Julie Ellen, Macrobert Arts Centre); and Churned (Tron Mayfesto Award Shortlist).
Eve Nicol Eve Nicol (One Life StandEve is an emerging playwright and director from Glasgow. She was supported by the Playwrights' Studio Scotland Mentoring Programme in 2015. Eve graduated from the MLitt Playwriting and Dramaturgy at the University of Glasgow in 2014. During this time, she developed her first full-length scripts. She is the Artistic Director of Heroes Theatre, a young company that creates vigorous productions of contemporary texts.

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Date and Location:

Traverse Theatre

Start Date: Monday, 13 August, 2018

End Date: Monday, 13 August, 2018


Time: 17:00 - 18:30


Address: 10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh

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