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Press Release Leading Scottish Theatre Director and popular Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue back Scottish Drama Training Network’s new Graduate Training Programme The Scottish Drama Training Network (SDTN) and Pleasance Theatre Trust today announce a new initiative to support Acting, Performance and Technical Theatre graduates from Scotland’s Colleges and Higher Education Institutions as they make the […]

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On Friday 20 and Saturday 21 January 2017, SDTN held the first of a new series of CPD Labs. The two days were designed as Continuous Professional Development opportunities for Acting and Performance lecturers from our Network of Institutions. The #SDTNlabs were held at the National Theatre of Scotland’s new facility, Rockvilla, which officially opened on […]

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Edinburgh Napier University have launched two new MFA degree courses in Directing and Playwriting. These courses are structured to take advantage of Napier’s location, in the largest arts festival city in the world, and will give each student the opportunity to launch their careers at the end of the degree programme with a fully supported run of […]

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Fife College Tuesday 29 November 2016 The Scottish Drama Training Network visited Fife College yesterday with our new event for students: What You Need to Know Roadshow. The roadshow is a day of workshops and sessions focusing on employability skills and advice on making the transition into professional careers. 110 students from Acting and Performance, Musical Theatre, […]

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This year the National Theatre of Scotland presented their first ever festival of participatory arts, Home Away. To celebrate, the Scottish Drama Training Network offered a limited number of funded places to our Network students. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland student Jennifer Watt was one of the lucky students to attend, find out what she thought of her experience. […]

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Christmas performer/facilitator Hours: Part time hrs Project duration: 6 weeks – 14th November 2016 – 24th December 2016 Project fee: £75 per day for rehearsals, £50 for half day delivery (inclusive of travel/ subsistence) We are looking for enthusiastic, confident and friendly performers with experience in workshop facilitation to take on the role as a […]

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On Thursday 29 September 2016, the Scottish Drama Training Network held the SDTN Conference 2016: Innovation and Creativity. The Edinburgh International Festival Hub hosted the proceedings where delegates enjoyed a welcome lunch in the upstairs gallery before the conference started at 12.45pm with a welcome from outgoing SDTN Chair, Professor Emerita Maggie Kinloch. Simon Sharkey, Associate Director of […]

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On Sunday 9 October 5pm, the Lyceum, Edinburgh will be hosting A Conversation with Dario Fo to mark his 90th birthday. We would also like to celebrate Italy’s best known playwright by inviting our network members and students to attend this rare event as part of the Scottish Drama Training Network. For the event, we will be […]

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Students today are the creative leaders and innovators of tomorrow. With this in mind, SDTN has allocated a number of free places for students from our Network Institutions to attend the SDTN Conference: Innovation and Creativity. This is a perfect opportunity for students to learn from industry speakers and engage in discussions with peers in the beautiful setting of […]

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SDTN nominated students will travel to Rio as part of the British Council’s Backstage to the Future programme. The Scottish Drama Training Network (SDTN) are proud to announce that four students, selected from a network of 17 colleges and higher education institutions in Scotland, will be traveling to Rio to participate in the British Council’s […]

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