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In January 2017 SDTN launched an exciting new Graduate Pathways initiative for students from our Network of Colleges and Higher Education Institutions across Scotland. This initiative aims to provide an industry standard work experience for students who will be graduating in 2017, either from HND2 or degree programmes. Over the next six months SDTN will […]

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Congratulations to two graduates from Edinburgh Napier University who have been nominated in this year’s Oliver Awards. Caroline Deyga (Acting for Stage and Screen, 2013), and Kirsty Findlay (Acting & English, 2015) have been nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Supporting Role, for their work in Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour (National Theatre of […]

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Press Release Leading Scottish Theatre Director and popular Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue back Scottish Drama Training Network’s new Graduate Training Programme The Scottish Drama Training Network (SDTN) and Pleasance Theatre Trust today announce a new initiative to support Acting, Performance and Technical Theatre graduates from Scotland’s Colleges and Higher Education Institutions as they make the […]

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On Friday 20 and Saturday 21 January 2017, SDTN held the first of a new series of CPD Labs. The two days were designed as Continuous Professional Development opportunities for Acting and Performance lecturers from our Network of Institutions. The #SDTNlabs were held at the National Theatre of Scotland’s new facility, Rockvilla, which officially opened on […]

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Edinburgh Napier University have launched two new MFA degree courses in Directing and Playwriting. These courses are structured to take advantage of Napier’s location, in the largest arts festival city in the world, and will give each student the opportunity to launch their careers at the end of the degree programme with a fully supported run of […]

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On Thursday 29 September 2016, the Scottish Drama Training Network held the SDTN Conference 2016: Innovation and Creativity. The Edinburgh International Festival Hub hosted the proceedings where delegates enjoyed a welcome lunch in the upstairs gallery before the conference started at 12.45pm with a welcome from outgoing SDTN Chair, Professor Emerita Maggie Kinloch. Simon Sharkey, Associate Director of […]

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On Sunday 9 October 5pm, the Lyceum, Edinburgh will be hosting A Conversation with Dario Fo to mark his 90th birthday. We would also like to celebrate Italy’s best known playwright by inviting our network members and students to attend this rare event as part of the Scottish Drama Training Network. For the event, we will be […]

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SDTN nominated students will travel to Rio as part of the British Council’s Backstage to the Future programme. The Scottish Drama Training Network (SDTN) are proud to announce that four students, selected from a network of 17 colleges and higher education institutions in Scotland, will be traveling to Rio to participate in the British Council’s […]

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Last night, Sunday 12 June, the 14th annual Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland were held at the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh. The awards were guest hosted by Daniela Nardini and Sanjeev Kohli and celebrated a year’s worth of incredible theatre in Scotland. The Scottish Drama Training Network were proud to be sponsoring the award for Best […]

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The Scottish Drama Training Network are pleased to announce that this year we will be sponsoring the award for Best Male Performance at the Critic’s Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS). The awards, now in their 14th year, are organised annually and awarded by the theatre critics of Scotland to celebrate the best Scottish theatre achievements in the […]

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