Stellar Quines and The Network Ensemble 2018

We are delighted to be working alongside Stellar Quines. Stellar Quines is an award winning Scottish theatre company that celebrates the value and diversity of women and girls by making brilliant theatreprovoking changenurturing artists and empowering participation. Stellar Quines are providing creative support to the development of The Network’s new Edinburgh Fringe production Propeller, directed by Caitlin Skinner (Village Pub Theatre, SanitisedWoke).

Stellar Quines’ support has included dramaturgical input from their Creative Learning Associate Catherine Grovesnor, and their Artistic Director Jemima Levick supporting the auditioning and rehearsal process.

Jemima Levick (Artistic Director of Stellar Quines) talks to The Network Ensemble 2018. Photo by Robin Mitchell.

“The SDTN production is a really exciting contribution to the Festival Fringe scene, as well as being of real importance and value for our sector as a whole. These emergent artists are our future, and as an organisation that works to inspire women & girls, we are intrigued to hear what their collaboration with the brilliant Caitlin Skinner, has to say about the world as it is now. We look forward to supporting the project as it develops in the coming months”  Jemima Levick

Watch Director Caitlin Skinner on why you should go and see Propeller

Letters to… a Woman Who Brings Me Hope in the Dark

We are thrilled to say that our creative partnership with Stellar Quines has inspired the first edition of a new quarterly writing competition. Stellar Quines Theatre Company put out a call asking people to write “Letters to…a Woman Who Brings Me Hope in the Dark”. The first edition of Letters to…  was inspired in part by Rebecca Solnit’s book Hope In the Dark and by the themes of Propeller. These works got us all thinking about the many women who have done inspirational work to resist oppression. For writers at any level; this was an opportunity to tell us about an activist who gives you the energy and determination to keep on going, whatever your struggle is and however they encourage you. The selected letter will be performed by a professional actor, directed by Stellar Quines’ Artistic Director Jemima Levick and filmed. The filmed reading will be shared online at the end of July 2018 to celebrate Propeller’s opening at the Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33) at the Fringe. To find out more and to be kept up to date with details of the winning letter click here.

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