We were recently joined by Anna Masting, an S4 student from Craigmount High School in Edinburgh, for a week’s work experience during Chrysalis 2018. Here’s her report: “This week I have been lucky enough to be on a work experience placement with Youth Theatre Arts Scotland. I am very interested in theatre and drama which is […]
YTAS member Nick Barton-Wines is a theatre maker who took part in the Emergence platform at Chrysalis in 2016 with the Beacon Arts Centre’s Youth Theatre. We talked to him about the process, what it was like and why he’d recommend it to other youth theatre groups. 1. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and […]
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.
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 […]
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’? […]