Making Space is a residency programme supporting young artists aged 18 - 25 from across art-forms who want to develop their own theatre piece. The Making Space residency offers time, space and guidance, leading up to a work-in-progress presentation as part of Light The Blue Festival in Aberdeen in June 2019.
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I grew up on the West Coast of Scotland in the village of Renton and after graduating from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2004 have had the opportunity to work across Scotland's varied and beautiful landscape in addition to venturing further afield. My career spans a broad portfolio of projects in a variety mediums including solo performances, collaborating with communities and programming national festivals. At the heart of my work is the desire to make space for conversation through creative action.
Companies I have collaborated with include the National Theatre of Scotland, Southbank Centre, The Touring Network, Platform Glasgow, Imaginate, Perth Theatre and Horsecross Arts, Lyra, Mammalian Diving Reflex and Nic Green.
Niamh is a performance student from Aberdeen with a passion for devising. She is currently studying at North East Scotland College and is going on to complete her degree at University of West Scotland.
Niamh will used her residency to create a solo performance based around Feminism and Equality, with the goal of entertaining and inspiring a wide audience, particularly young women.
Rachel is a director and producer from Aberdeen. After graduating from North East Scotland College, she has directed and produced several short films. She is now completing her drama studies at University of the Highlands and Islands in Inverness.
Rachel, will be used her Making Space residency to explore media in theatre.