Class Act Showcase 2020

The Traverse is delighted to be bringing Class Act to our August Festival programme for the first time, featuring live performance as well as short films, animation and more.

Class Act Showcase 2020

About Class Act Showcase 2020

The scripts have been created by students from four local secondary schools - Craigroyston Community High School, Boroughmuir High School, Broughton High School and Royal High School – who participated in the Traverse’s flagship education project, Class Act, in 2020 and have been brought to life by a team of professional theatre-makers including directors, actors, filmmakers and musicians.

Covering a multitude of subjects – from mental health to current politics, killers on the run to reality TV, and everything in between – these pieces are a true, honest and insightful reflection of the concerns and excitements of Scotland’s young people.

Class Act provides creative support and a safe space for participants to write about whatever may be affecting them, or they feel passionately about, and encourages free expression and uninhibited creation. The result is a range of short scripts bursting with energy, featuring many unusual and amusing situations and vivid characters (some of whom you may recognise!).

Many of the performances were filmed (following Covid 19 regulations) in locations such as Jupiter Artland’s house and grounds, Pyramid in Glasgow, and on the Traverse 1 stage. Others use animation, puppetry and other digital tools to deliver performances.

Please note that these performances take place at MultiStory (NCP Car Park, Castle Terrace, EH1 2EW), and not at the Traverse Theatre.

Age 15+

Class Act 2020 Showcase will go on sale on Wed 4 Aug

The Traverse Theatre is funded by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council, with additional support from The Scottish Government Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund.

Class Act is supported by The City of Edinburgh Council, The Robertson Trust, Anderson Anderson & Brown Charitable Initiative, Dr David Summers Charitable Trust, John Thaw Foundation, The Mackintosh Foundation, The McGlashan Charitable Trust, The Murdoch Forrest Charitable Trust, The JTH Charitable Trust, The Nimar Charitable Trust, The Russell Trust, The William Syson Charitable Foundation, The W M Mann Foundation and Unity Theatre Trust, with special thanks to Jupiter Artland.

Image: Mihaela Bodlovic

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