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This week the Scottish Drama Training Network invited international Film and TV Director Tom Vaughan to speak to our Network students at two intimate events at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Edinburgh Napier’s Screen Academy Scotland on 25 and 26 May. Tom, originally from Helensburgh, now lives and works in the USA and has […]

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The Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland is an annual event, now in its 15th year, organised and awarded by the theatre critics of Scotland to celebrate the best Scottish theatre achievements in the year. The judges shortlist nominees into 11 categories; Best Male Performance, Best Female Performance, Best Ensemble, Best Director, Best Design, Best Music and […]

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Auditions and recalls – It’s been a busy couple of months….. So the graduate ensemble project is moving on apace, and following the script development workshop sessions with director Mark Thomson, the colleges and universities in SDTN’s Network were invited to nominate HND2 and final year degree students for the Graduate Production Ensemble auditions. The […]

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Sparks for the Imagination is a weekend workshop for individuals either in their early career or who are new to visual theatre. The weekend will focus on how to work with early ideas, playing and exploring with a variety of mediums including sound, lights, fabric and paper. The session will then progress into approaching methods […]

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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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