After some exciting discussions with Bruce Downie of the Govanhill Theatre Group, I’m delighted to be heading back to the Baths in 2016 as a guest director.
The play of choice is Pinter’s The Homecoming, and I couldn’t be more excited. I’ve been a fan of Pinter since I was a high school student, and as Bruce rightly pointed out – he’s the kind of playwright that will teach you so much as a director, push you to places you’ve never been before.
Casting is underway and nearly finalised, and rehearsals will begin in January. Performances will be in early March. What a fantastic way to start the year.
Very much looking forward to seeing what the year ahead holds creatively.
This summer, I am excited to be joining the Impact Arts team in delivering their popular summer school programme, Gallery 37. I will be taking on the role of creative director, and very much look forward to getting to know all of the staff and young participants. It looks like it’s going to be a great summer for us all!
Gallery 37 is a summer arts programme aimed at 14-19 year olds, in particular those who are at risk of disengaging with mainstream education. The programme aims to support the young person back into education or positive engagement.
Its purpose is to attract artistically inclined young people to work alongside professional, trained artists on a range of creative and artistic activities, learning a variety of skills that could then translate to the workplace. Through positive relationships with adults and their peers, Gallery 37 participants are exposed to creative learning opportunities within their neighbourhoods and community areas.
For further information about Gallery 37 and Impact Arts, click here.