Class Act: Symposium 2017
Deadline: 24 November 2017
Class Act has been delivered by the Traverse Theatre across 25 successful years, working with young people across the central belt of Scotland, and even reaching Moscow and Ukraine.
Through the programme, young people are mentored by professional playwrights to develop and write their own scripts for the stage. Following a process of creative workshops, the finished plays are performed by a professional company. The key objectives of the project are to improve attainment through expanding literacy skills, encouraging active contribution in group situations and developing confidence by providing participants with an empowering opportunity to work with professional theatre-makers.
The symposium will bring together playwrights, theatre producers, teachers, former student participants and academics with an interest in Applied Theatre practices, to reflect on the project, it's methodology, history and future. There will be guest speakers from Russia, Ukraine and further afield.
Dates & times
Fri 24 Nov, 9am - 5.30pm
Full price £25
All tickets include a ticket to the performance of Class Act on Thu 23 Nov at 7.30pm, as well as coffee and pastry at registration, lunch and a free glass of wine at the close of the symposium.
Registration, Tea/Coffee and pastries
9.30am-11am Panel 1: Class Act - A History
11.30am-1pm Panel 2: Class Act in the Post-Soviet Space - Russia, Caucasus and Ukraine
2pm-3.30pm Panel 3: Theatre in Education - Current Practice and Methodologies
4pm-5.30pm Panel 4: Class Act - Now & Next
Traverse Theatre in association with The University of Edinburgh