As part of the Making Space residency programme, and Scottish Youth Theatre's ongoing commitment to young emerging artists and their practices within the industry, we have created five new Trainee Producer roles for the project. Working alongside our core artistic team and the residency artists, they will be tasked with the co-creation of the Making Space Online Festival launching in March 2021. Each Young Producer will explore their critical and creative thinking in a digital-learning environment; whilst incorporating practical training in festival programming, events management, audience development, scheduling and budgeting, in the lead up to one of Scottish Youth Theatre's largest online projects to date.
Arron Greechan is a producer, performer and theatre-maker from Glasgow and recent BA Acting graduate from New College Lanarkshire. Since graduating Arron has worked with Out Of Bounds Theatre and Putting it Together podcast. He is passionate about arts accessibility, new writing and innovative solo theatre.
Catherine Tausney is a Glasgow-based theatre-maker and co-founder of Half-Light Nights Theatre Company. She is a working class, Scottish, cis-gender artist specialising in performance, producing, directing and writing. Her practice mainly revolves around creating ensemble-based theatre, with music and narration at its heart.
Fin Ross Russell is the co-founder of Island Life Productions, an Edinburgh-based company working with emerging artists and members of the public to create high quality art. When not running the company, Fin is a freelance workshop facilitator for Edinburgh City Council, Lyceum Youth Theatre & Strange Town, among many.
Phoebe Byrne is a producer, theatre-maker and writer based in Glasgow, who has recently graduated from New College Lanarkshire's BA Acting programme. Phoebe is also an arts administrator and a co-founder of SKELF Theatre Co. where she collaborates with artists to create work that is challenging and inspiring of social change.
Tanatsei Gambura (she/they) is an intermedia artist and cultural practitioner working transnationally. As a producer, her interests lie in creating socially-engaged creative experiences that centre justice, care, and community. In the past, she has worked with Enthuse Afrika (Harare), the Anzisha Prize (Johannesburg), and Fruitmarket Gallery (Edinburgh), amongst others.
Find out more about the developments of the Making Space Online Festival here, or previous iterations of the project pre-COVID via our archive. You can also keep up-to-date with all of our projects via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
Making Space is supported by the Foyle Foundation and Creative Scotland.