News & Inspiration

What had changed since we last performed Southside Stories?

Catherine Tausney

Southside stories performer Catherine Tausney gives her insight into restaging the show in light of the summer’s refugee crisis: As news hit of our recent success in the Chrysalis competition, an instant feeling of elation and excitement flooded the Young Company as we prepared to perform Southside Stories again at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh. […]

YTAS CEO Kenny McGlashan introduces Chrysalis festival 2015


The caterpillar finds its perch and forms a chrysalis. Inside, the dormant imaginal cells combine to create new form and structure. They persist. They multiply. They connect. They resonate at the same frequency. They begin to act together. That is the new beginning… and a butterfly will be born. The idea for the Chrysalis festival […]