Since October 2019, Scottish Youth Theatre has partnered with RCS Transitions to give a platform to young Black artists and people of colour. Now You See Me: Younger Seeds is the next phase of this partnership, existing as a collaboration between young artists and Seeds of Thought, in the development of poetic and spoken word performances through the latter half of 2020. Working alongside poet, writer and musician Tawona Sitholé and Project Manager Raisah Ahmed, the young artists authored and co-created new performance work, culminating in an online series of short, narrative films. Each short film premiered live on YouTube following the schedule below. You can find the full series on our YouTube channel.
Monday 22nd February – Beware the Bear by Allan Othieno
Wednesday 24th February – Lost at Sea by Shaaray Sharif
Friday 26th February – The Cup by Christina Craven
Monday 1st March – Clear Cut by Chaya Gupta
Wednesday 3rd March – Call It Civilisation by Tawona Sitholé
Friday 5th March – This Is My Art by Younger Seeds
Please click on the title of each piece to be directed to the video. Additionally, you can download a
PDF transcript of the poem by clicking on the name of the artist.
Better known as Ganyamatope (his ancestral family name), Tawona's heritage inspires him to connect with others through creativity-based learning. He is a poet, playwright and musician, as well as the co-founder of Seeds of Thought non-profit arts group. He is currently the UNESCO artist-in-residence at the University of Glasgow.
Raisah is a Scottish Asian Muslim Writer/Director, based in Glasgow, working across television and film. She is currently developing a WWI feature Half-Moon Camp with Film4 and Producer Zorana Piggott. Writing credits include several CBeebies shows and BBC The Social phone-drama Control. Alumni of EIFF Talent Lab 2014, Raisah's first writer/director commissioned short Meet Me By The Water premiered at EIFF 2016, before screening on BBC Scotland’s Next Big Thing. She has directed on BBC3’s The Break III and CBBC’s Sparks.