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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, with support from the British Council, have opened applications for this year’s Emerging Producers Development Programme.   This is a unique creative and professional development programme, specifically designed for early career UK-based producers.  The programme offers emerging producers the chance to widen their professional networks and develop their contacts and knowledge […]

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In January 2017 SDTN launched an exciting new Graduate Pathways initiative for students from our Network of Colleges and Higher Education Institutions across Scotland. This initiative aims to provide an industry standard work experience for students who will be graduating in 2017, either from HND2 or degree programmes. Over the next six months SDTN will […]

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Congratulations to two graduates from Edinburgh Napier University who have been nominated in this year’s Oliver Awards. Caroline Deyga (Acting for Stage and Screen, 2013), and Kirsty Findlay (Acting & English, 2015) have been nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Supporting Role, for their work in Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour (National Theatre of […]

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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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