20 inspiring, emerging theatre makers join the National Ensemble 2020 after successfully auditioning.
This year's National Ensemble will focus on climate justice, with a new production entitled Once You See the Smoke. The production was intended to tour throughout Scotland in July 2020, but in light of COVID-19 in has been reimagined as a radical digital performance.
We're delighted that the 2020 National Ensemble are being led through their devising process by director Melanie Jordan.
Melanie is a Gaulier-trained 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. Jordan & Skinner 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. Read more about it here.