News & Inspiration

TeeNEXTers: postcards from France

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Last month we provided bursaries for six young people to attend the TeeNEXTers Youth Exchange Project at NEXT Arts Festival in Lille. Three of the participants have reported back on their experience: Liam Rees What did yet get out of being involved in TeeNEXTers? TeeNEXTers definitely made me reconsider how I think – not just about […]

What’s it like bringing a show to #ChrysalisFest? Firefly Arts Interview

What’s it like bringing a show to #ChrysalisFest? We dropped in to Firefly Arts “Dark Mechanics” rehearsals last weekend to find out from performers Enya & Matthew: See “Dark Mechanics” exclusively at the Traverse Theatre on Sat 18 November 7pm & Sun 19 November 3.30pm as part of the 2017 Chrysalis festival.

Chrysalis 2017 – Jo Sharp and Mr Blue Sky

Jo Sharpe & Lyceum Youth Theatre

We spoke to Jo Sharp who is the 2017 recipient of the Saltire Award, a training bursary presented by Youth Theatre Arts Scotland and the Saltire Society. Jo is currently working with the  Lyceum Youth Theatre on a scratch performance of “Mr Blue Sky” which appears at Chrysalis as part of the Emergence performance. Tell […]

Chrysalis 2017 – Dark Mechanics Comes To Life

Ever wondered how a performance at Chrysalis comes to life? We talked to Eleanor and Kirsty from Firefly Arts about their production Dark Mechanics and what inspired the work: “It all started with the title.  We used the words ‘Dark Mechanics’ as a provocation for our young company. We asked who or what is the ‘Dark Mechanics’? […]

Join in Chrysalis with Twitter Plays

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As part of Chrysalis 2017, we are inviting writers of all ages and experiences to create Twitter Plays – 140 characters of immediate, responsive work inspired by the world around you. These will be showcased online and displayed at the Traverse Theatre during Chrysalis, plus a selection will be performed live at the launch of the festival of […]