News: Scottish Youth Theatre New National Digital Artistic Programme

Today we are launching our new national ‘digital’ artistic programme in direct response to the current crisis, where young people all over the country are staying at home to protect themselves and their loved ones. Over the coming weeks we will be offering young people, families, professional creatives, stakeholders and wider audiences ways to continue to engage with us creatively through this time of unprecedented international crisis. This exciting new digital programme will be fully accessible to D/deaf audiences.



Scottish Youth Theatre National Ensemble 2020 

The postponed national tour for this year’s production ‘Once you See the Smoke’ will be digitally reimagined to ensure the National Ensemble continue to have the opportunity to develop their creative practice investigating climate justice. Led by Melanie Jordan, this year’s group of twenty young theatre makers will devise a new digital output that will be shared with audiences in July. 





QUARANTEEN – A project for young performers and creatives 

A curation of digital performances to connect in a time of imposed isolation.  

Scottish Youth Theatre are seeking young performers and creatives 14-18 years old to make and perform new short works in a time of imposed isolation. Every fortnight we will share a prompt on our Instagram for you to respond to and share back to us in the form of a video. Submissions will be collected, curated and shared as messages from Scotland’s young people.





2020 Stories – A project for young writers  

20 young writers – 20 professional actors – responding to 2020  

Scottish Youth Theatre are seeking young writers to create spoken word pieces in response to this unique time of crisis. This could be a poem, a monologue, a news report, anything that one actor can perform in isolation. We’ll select twenty young writers to create brand new two-minute pieces that will be performed and recorded in isolation by a professional actor, then shared digitally with the world.



Communities – A project for young people under 26 

A space for togetherness across communities  

Every Saturday, Scottish Youth Theatre will share a creative task that can be done in your own home on your own or with friends and family members digitally. These simple weekly tasks will run for the duration of isolation and quarantine with the aim to keep your devising and theatre making skills flourishing. Share them using #SYTCommunities




Coronavirus Time Capsule – A UK wide project young people aged 13-19 - In partnership with Company Three  

We are working with Company Three to share their wonderful Coronavirus Time Capsule with the youth arts sector in Scotland, ensuring that the voice of Scotland’s youth is heard in this time of international crisis. Full details to follow in the coming days.  







Thank you to all our partners, venues, funders, audiences and participants for their ongoing love and support.   

30th March 2020 By Gavin Crosby

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