Category: News

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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During our  Glasgow Graduate Training Event on Wednesday 25 May, students will have the opportunity to meet Creative Director of the Tron Theatre Andy Arnold. Andy Arnold was appointed to the post of Artistic Director of the Tron Theatre in 2008 following a long stint at the Arches Theatre in Glasgow – a theatre company and […]

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We are really excited to announce that one of Scotland’s foremost commentators on the arts Mark Fisher, is set to deliver a workshop based on his book The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide as part of the Scottish Drama Training Network Graduate Training Programme 2016. Mark has written about theatre in Scotland since the late-1980s, contributing theatre reviews, interviews, […]

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The SDTN Conference 2016: Innovation and Creativity will be held at the Edinburgh Festival Hub on Thursday 29 September. As part of this year’s inspiring line up, SDTN have the privilege of an exclusive screening of short film Avarita. Directed by QMU’s Walid Salhab and produced by Robert Welsh and Roslyn Campbell this stunning piece of work […]

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