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The Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland is an annual event, now in its 16th 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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  We are pleased to announce that The Network’s 2018 production will be Propeller, Directed by Caitlin Skinner with a cast from Scotland’s Colleges and Higher Education Institutions. Directed by double Fringe First winner Caitlin Skinner (Woke, At a Stretch, Hair of the Dog with Village Pub Theatre) and co-created by The Network Ensemble, a […]

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On Friday 23 March the Scottish Drama Training Network, in partnership with Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s The Exchange hosted a Q&A event with the cast and creative team from Spring Awakening at Dundee Rep Theatre. Spring Awakening brought together students from across the disciplines in Musical Theatre, Music, Production Arts and Design and Production Technology and […]

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The Scottish Drama Training Network and Pleasance Theatre Trust today announced that the award-winning director Caitlin Skinner will direct The Network Ensemble’s production for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018. Edinburgh based, Caitlin is the Artistic Director of new writing pub theatre company Village Pub Theatre, one half of visual theatre duo Jordan & Skinner […]

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This year, the Scottish Drama Training Network is partnering with theatres across Scotland to create Careers in Theatre events for senior phase school pupils. Recently we hosted two events in Glasgow and Edinburgh to inform pupils about the varied and exciting career pathways available in theatre and the creative industries. Our Glasgow event was held […]

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On Friday 10 November, 17 Acting and Performance students from colleges and universities across Scotland, came together at BBC Radio Scotland in Glasgow to participate in a Radio Drama workshop with Radio Director and Playwright David Ian Neville. Students travelled from as far as Ayrshire and Inverness to work with David and his team for […]

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There are a number of performance degrees available in Scotland today for entry in 2018/19: Edinburgh Napier University BA(Hons) Acting and English BA(Hons) Acting for Stage and Screen (in partnership with QMU) Inverness College (University of the Highlands and Islands) BA(Hons) Drama and Performance Queen Margaret University  BA(Hons) Acting for Stage and Screen (in partnership […]

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On Friday 27 October 2017 the Scottish Drama Training Network invited staff and students from our Network of Institutions and colleagues from the theatre industry to share the learning from our pilot Graduate Ensemble project, The Network. Delegates from all over Scotland gathered at PASS at Edinburgh College and were treated to a delicious lunch prepared by Hospitality students […]

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In the last of our series of blog posts about The Network 2017, we would like to introduce you to Denitsa, our Communications Assistant. Denitsa joined us as part of a work experience placement while studying for her Masters from Queen Margaret University (QMU) in Arts and Festival Management. Denitsa worked with Laura, our Network Development Officer to help run […]

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Now that the Edinburgh Festival Fringe has closed for another year, we hear from Jatinder about his experience on the cast of Snowflake. How am I feeling? Proud! When I left college I was exposed to so many unanswered questions: will there be a place in the industry for me? Do I have the best skills and […]

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