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On Friday 25 August, the Scottish Drama Training Network hosted our first Network Day at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. SDTN’s Network of colleges and universities were invited to see Mark Thomson’s Snowflake, performed by The Network ensemble with a special guest appearance from Siobhan Redmond, who is the voice of Mum. The performance was followed by […]

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On 24 August 2017 The Network’s production Snowflake was shortlisted for the first ever Mental Health Fringe Award. The awards were launched this year to recognise the show that most successfully explores the subject of mental health and is run by the Mental Health Foundation with the support of the Tron Theatre in Glasgow and The […]

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On Saturday 5 August The Network’s premiere production Snowflake opened at Pleasance Above during the 70th annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Scottish Drama Training Network (SDTN) in a new partnership with the Pleasance Theatre Trust has established The Network. An ensemble for graduates who have trained in Scotland, as they make their transition from full time […]

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Excitement levels rose up on Monday (19.06) as our graduate ensemble- The Network- had its induction day at Edinburgh College (Granton Campus).  This was a time to both have fun and to do some creative work. In the morning the Network received information packs and had the chance to meet everyone from the creative and […]

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SDTN would like to congratulate Marli Siu who has been nominated for the prestigious Ian Charleson Award for her performance as Hero in Much Ado About Nothing at Dundee Rep Theatre. Having won the Dundee Rep Graduate Scheme award in 2015, Marli was cast as Hero as a result of her graduate placement. While she […]

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Written by Denitsa Pashova, QMU student on work placement with SDTN. Photo credit: Robert Perry On Sunday 11 June, the 15th annual Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) were held at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh. The awards celebrated a year’s worth of incredible theatre made in Scotland and were guest hosted by Gavin Mitchell (Still Game) who presented the awards […]

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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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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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