We are delighted to announce Melanie Jordan as the director of the National Ensemble 2020. Melanie is a director and theatre artist based in Glasgow whose work has toured throughout Scotland and internationally. She is Physical Theatre Practitioner with Surge, and co-Artistic Director of feminist theatre company Jordan & Skinner who have created several critically acclaimed productions including Sanitise, At A Stretch and A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego, and are recent Fellows with Barbican, London and ArtWorks Alliance investigating the relationship between activism and art. Melanie creates provocative physical performance in theatres and on the streets that exposes our shared humanity with curiosity and humour.
“I am thrilled to be joining Scottish Youth Theatre to create a new touring theatre production with such an exciting ensemble of young theatre makers." - Mel Jordan.
The new National Ensemble, made up of 20 emerging theatre makers from around Scotland, met for the first time this weekend. Further sessions will take place in the coming months with intensive rehearsals taking place in June followed by the company touring in July at venues across Scotland.
9th December 2019 By Gavin Crosby