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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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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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It’s not just the cast that makes a show great but also having an incredible technical team behind the scenes. This week our Lighting Designer Murray Wilson talks to us about his experience working on Snowflake.  Well, I can’t believe that’s two weeks of performances! It’s all gone by so quickly. If you told me when […]

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It is already the middle of August and the Fringe is at its peak. The cast and crew of Snowflake have been working hard, Heather tells us about her first week of performances: After three weeks of intense rehearsals, getting soaked by rainy Edinburgh, missing buses, line learning, lots of hard work and even more fun – we have a […]

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Last week we caught up with Michael Johnson, one of our cast members who features in Mark Thomson’s Snowflake. He tells us how he felt in the lead up to opening at Pleasance Above.  Only one week until the opening of Snowflake and we will all be engulfed in the Fringe atmosphere! The whole cast is […]

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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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