Chrysalis

What:
A new performance opportunity for ambitious young theatre-makers
When:
Fri 18 – Sun 20 November 2016
Where:
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Status:
Full programme on sale now
Price:
Three-show Festival Pass £23 (any 3 performances) / Full Festival Pass £40 (all 5 performances)
Hashtag:
#ChrysalisFest

The Chrysalis festival is a platform for ambitious performances by young theatre-makers. It showcases emerging talent, sparks critical debate and challenges perceptions of youth theatre.

“Marvel how youth theatre has changed and see how the future looks through their eyes” (The Guardian on Chrysalis)

Chrysalis is staged at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, and is curated with the support of a consortium of industry specialists. The festival is the only platform of its kind in Scotland and it offers a new experience for audiences new to youth theatre arts.

“Nothing but warmth, enthusiasm, and a glow of creative energy” (The Scotsman)

The festival aims to:

  • Positively enhance the public perception of creative work by young people
  • Attract new audiences to youth theatre arts
  • Inspire and raise the aspirations of Scotland’s youth arts sector
  • Stimulate critical discussion

“Combining the vitality of innovative youth performance with the polished production of the professional theatre’’ (The List)

CHRYSALIS 2016 – THE FULL LINE-UP

THE ISLAND
Platform Young Company (Glasgow)
Sat 19 November, 8.15pm • Sun 20 October, 6pmThe Island 150mmx80mm
Tickets £12.50 / Concessions £10.50
A group of misfits, stragglers and dreamers roam across an apocalyptic wasteland trying to find out what happens after the end of everything.
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[Contains strong language, strobe lighting and loud noise – 12+]

PHENOMENA: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO LOVE & PHYSICS
Sounds Like Chaos and The Albany (Deptford)Phenomena 150mmx80mm
Sat 19 November, 7pm • Sun 20 November, 7.15pm
Tickets £12.50 / Concessions £10.50
We want to know it all, the whole universe and everything in it. Contrasting physics facts with the uniqueness of experience, young people question how we learn to love.
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[All ages]

SHEEP
Tron Young Company (Glasgow)
Fri 18 November, 7pm • Sat 19 November, 2pm
Tickets £12.50 / Concessions £10.50Sheep 150mmx80mm
A spotlight on modern war looks at media propaganda, gender roles in conflict and what happens when war arrives on your doorstep.
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[Contains flashing lights and strong language – 14+]

CLUB
Teatru Manoel Youth Theatre (Malta)
Fri 18 November, 8.15pm • Sun 20 November, 4pmCLUB150mmx150mm
Tickets £12.50 / Concessions £10.50
How does a group of young people deal with the death of a friend? Some get angry, some bargain, some sink into depression – but all of them CLUB.
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[Adult themes, strong language and strobe lighting – 13+]

CHRYSALIS Too
Sat 19 & Sun 20 NovemberYTAS Directors Forum - Mon 15 August 2016
Free but ticketed
Running alongside the main performance programme, Chrysalis Too offers a curated series of workshops and talks focusing on current trends and challenges in contemporary youth theatre practice.

EMERGENCE
Sat 19 November, 3pm
Tickets £12.50 / Concessions £10.50
New for 2016, the Chrysalis Emergence strand presents three 20-minute experimental and risk-Emergence 150mmx80mmtaking new works-in-progress by emerging young theatre-makers. This is your chance to experience not only a variety of original voices and fresh perspectives, but also to contribute your thoughts and ideas on how each piece could develop.
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TICKET OFFER
Three-show Festival Pass £23 (any 3 performances)
Full Festival Pass £40 (all 5 performances)
Tickets and Information: www.traverse.co.uk – 0131 228 1404.