News & Inspiration

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: https://vimeo.com/242911598 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

Twitter Plays Image

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 […]

Save the Date! National Convention of Youth Drama

Interchange - Sat 11 March 2017 - Eden Court, Inverness (photographer Andy Catlin • www.andycatlin.com) -4026

In 2018 Youth Theatre Arts Scotland, in partnership with Macrobert Arts Centre, will present Scotland’s first ever National Convention of Youth Drama on Friday 23 & Saturday 24 March 2018. This will be an inspiring, engaging and inclusive meeting place for everyone who uses drama and theatre in their work with young people. Over two days in March 2018, […]