Elevate at An Lanntair


In partnership with An Lanntair, Stornoway

July 2019



A free training ground during Summer for aspiring young theatre makers aged 14-18 interested in exploring site specific performance.


During the week young artists collaborated with theatre maker Fraser MacLeod and composer/sound designer Ross Brown to create a site-specific performance which celebrated home. Using mobile phones and a loop pedal they created their own soundscape and performed their own work responding to the local island environment.

Elevate is specifically aimed at young people ready to take the next step in their journey as theatre makers, whether that be applying to a higher education institute or registering for the Scottish Youth Theatre National Ensemble. 

Participation was completely free with support from the Educational Institute of Scotland and The Theatre Development Trust.



Meet the lead artists:



Fraser MacLeod is a theatre artist, facilitator and director. For over 15 years Fraser has been creating theatre with children, young people, communities and professional performers. Fraser is passionate about developing opportunities for people to discover, explore and showcase their creative potential. Fraser has worked for a number of organisations including Scottish Youth Theatre, Citizens Theatre and Glasgow Life. He regularly works for the Tron Theatre, National Theatre of Scotland and Performance Collective Stranraer (where he is an Associate Artist).

More information can be found at www.frasermacleod.com



Ross graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MA in Music and works as a Composer, Musical Director and Sound Designer. 

Recent Credits include: The Steamie- 30th Anniversary Tour (Neil Laidlaw Productions); Generation Dance (Scottish Ballet/YDance); Safe To Be Me (Scottish Ballet);  Submarine Time MachineTin Forest- IPC (National Theatre of Scotland); DeathtrapWitness For The ProsecutionAnd Then There Were None (Dundee Rep); Mammy Goose, Ma, Pa and the Little Mouths, Chimera, Alice In WeegielandThe Snaw QueenSleeping BettyGhostsMiracle on 34 Parnie StreetThree SistersA Present StateUlyssesAganeza ScroogeEdwin Morgan Dreams & Other Nightmares (Tron Theatre); Divided City (Citizens Theatre);  And The Beat Goes On (Random Accomplice/Perth Theatre); Our Country's Good (RCS); Doras Dùinte (Òran Mór/Mull Theatre/Theatre Gu Leòr).

Other companies include: Scottish Youth Theatre, Youth Music Theatre UK, Platform, Impact Arts, MT4UTH-Belfast, Glasgow City Council and the BBC. 


Scottish Youth Theatre is very grateful to the following organisations for supporting this project:



Theatre Development Trust




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