Class Act: Symposium 2017

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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 
Concession £12.50
Half-day £12.50

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.

Symposium programme

9am                    Registration, Tea/Coffee and pastries
9.30am-11am      Panel 1: Class Act - A History
11am-11.30am    Break 
11.30am-1pm      Panel 2: Class Act in the Post-Soviet Space - Russia, Caucasus and Ukraine
1pm-2pm             Lunch
2pm-3.30pm        Panel 3: Theatre in Education - Current Practice and Methodologies
3.30pm-4pm        Break
4pm-5.30pm        Panel 4: Class Act - Now & Next
5.30pm                Ends

Traverse Theatre in association with The University of Edinburgh

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