Scottish Youth Theatre and An Lanntair will run a week long creative course for young people aged 10 – 18 to devise a piece of theatre inspired by the title ‘The Box of Odd Shoes’. A Drama Director and Music Director from Scottish Youth Theatre will lead workshops in performance skills, devising a new story, rehearsing the created piece and preparing the cast to perform to an audience. Running in parallel, will be Set design and prop making workshops led by a Visual artist and Scenographer.
Participants can choose to be involved in the performance or design group. Each day will begin with physical and vocal warm ups, and then the groups will agree on their creative brief for the day. At the end of each day all participants will share their created work and reflect on their experiences. The process will give young people hands-on experience of the processes involved in creating theatre.
The workshops will progress young people’s skills, confidence and self-awareness and let them experience the excitement of creative theatre.
The course will be held at Lews Castle College from Monday 24th to Friday 28th July with rehearsal and performance at An Lanntair on Saturday 29th July.