This September, Youth Theatre Arts Scotland are celebrating the youth theatre community of Dumfries & Galloway as part of Day of the Region with some brilliant events and performances happening throughout the month. Day of the Region celebrates rural life and community and showcases Dumfries & Galloway’s talent by providing an exciting opportunity to strengthen community ties and increase community spirit. We hope you’ll join us!
All events are for young people aged 12+ (unless specified otherwise):
Sun 9 September 2018, 11am – 3pm
Sound and Physical Performance Workshop with Rachel Fulleger – Bunbury Banter Theatre Company (Carronbridge Village Hall)
Learn cutting-edge theatre techniques to create captivating scenes that challenge you to use everything in your performer’s toolkit! Explore how to use the senses to grab your audience’s attention and challenge yourself to make physical, dynamic performances. Spend a few hours with performance makers making waves across the UK and develop your own artistic voice by experiencing enthralling verbatim techniques. For bookings, contact Phil at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat 15 September 2018, 4 – 6:30pm
Theatre Improvisation Workshop – Catstrand, New Galloway Town Hall
Try your hand at improvised theatre techniques to explore contemporary youth issues that are relevant to you. Work as a group to create a quick improv piece and get to grips with improv in this relaxed workshop.
Sat 15 September 2018, 7.30pm
Hopeless by Leyla Josephine – Catstrand Youth Players, New Galloway
Leyla Josephine is hopeless. She’s been staying in bed all day, refusing to watch the news, eating full vienettas at 1pm. Hopeless examines millennials’ apathetic attitude to the world through quick-fire poetry and dark comedy. Watch as Leyla tries to find hope in the utterly hopeless. To book for the workshop and/or performance, contact Catstrand on 01644 420374 or email@example.com
1pm – 4pm, Sun 16 September 2018
Exploring Text Workshop with Helen Fox – Fox and Hound Theatre (Crossmichael Village Hall)
Do you sometimes feel you’re just waiting to be told what to do on stage? Delving into the text of renowned Scottish play ‘Blackout’, you will learn to take initiative and build on your performance skills through movement, voice, direction and text analysis. You will also have the chance to play around with sound and lighting to see how that can affect a scene. For bookings, contact Helen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun 23 September 2018, 11am – 4pm
Mask Theatre Workshop with Colin White – Moffat Youth Theatre
In this energetic full day workshop, Colin will introduce you to basic mask techniques as you play and perform without words using neutral and character masks. You’ll develop your movement and physical storytelling skills to transform into strange characters and give brave, bold performances on stage. For bookings, contact Cat at email@example.com
Tues 26 September 2018, 7pm
Blackout by Fox and Hound Theatre Company (Wigtown Book Festival – The Culture Club, Wigtown)
A teenager is quiet and isolated, his guiding grandfather dies, and he spirals emotionally. Being bullied transforms his outlook and behaviour which becomes increasingly dangerous. One night, a single decision changes his life, he must wake up to the reality of his world, but can he move on…? Book tickets at Wigtown Book Festival or call 01988 403 222.
Sat 29 September 2018, 12.30pm – 2pm
Theatre Making Workshop with Drew Taylor Wilson – Performance Collective Stranraer (New Galloway Town Hall)
Join Drew Taylor, Artistic Director for Performance Collective Stranraer, for an engaging workshop exploring his unique theatre making approach. Drew makes multi-disciplinary works that are political, blackly comedic and often poetic. Recently he was assistant director for the acclaimed production of The Hour We Knew Nothing Of Each Other by Peter Handke at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh. http://drewmakestheatre.com
Sat 29 September 2018, 7:30pm
Remote Control by Performance Collective Stranraer (Catstrand)
Followed by a Q&A with the cast.
Performance Collective Stranraer takes you to a small town in remote and rural part of Scotland and shows you what it’s like as we attempt to grow into adulthood. Our show is about theories of evolution, parking violations and that look you get in a local pub when you walk in… and you’re clearly not from there. To book for the workshop and/or performance, contact Catstrand on 01644 420374 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun 30 September 2018, 4pm
Remote Control by Performance Collective Stranraer (Dumfries Theatre Royal)
Followed by a Q&A with the cast.
Performance Collective Stranraer takes you to a small town in remote and rural part of Scotland and shows you what it’s like as we attempt to grow into adulthood. Our show is about theories of evolution, parking violations and that look you get in a local pub when you walk in… and you’re clearly not from there. For bookings, contact Theatre Royal Dumfries on 01387 254 209 or email email@example.com