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Introduction to The Network Ensemble – co-produced by SDTN and Pleasance Futures. The Scottish Drama Training Network is funded by the Scottish Funding Council to promote and influence drama training in Scotland and to work in partnership with the education sector and industry to support graduate pathways. Following research with the network’s students and lecturers […]

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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 theatre, provoking change, nurturing 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, Sanitised, Woke). Stellar Quines’ support […]

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Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland at Perth Theatre Winner of the BEST DESIGN award went to Simon Wilkinson for the Lighting Design for Flight (Vox Motus) pictured with CATS Convenor Mark Fisher, SDTN Director Lucy Vaughan and receiving the award from Blythe Duff. Picture by Graeme Hart. Copyright Perthshire Picture Agency. SDTN were delighted to […]

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  We are delighted to bring you news of an exciting Professional Development opportunity exclusively for SDTN network lecturers in October 2018. SDTN are collaborating with Magnetic North to offer Network lecturers a unique version of Magnetic North’s highly regarded Space/Time retreats. This reflective residential retreat is for people who combine a professional drama practice […]

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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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