AN Insightful anthology of storylines dealing with themes connected to mental health including body dysmorphia, abusive relationships, debt and postnatal depression.
Date of Activity: December 2017 – September 2018
Location: Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow
Age Range: 16-25
VENT was a piece of contemporary performance blending physical theatre, live soundscapes and an absorbing design from some of Scotland’s most exciting new theatre makers. Under the careful guidance of Director Ross Mackay and inspired by a host of skilled theatre practitioners, the Ensemble tackled a challenging topic that layered raw emotion, visceral energy, pathos and humour.
What if there was a space where you could say what you wanted? Scream as loud as you can, cry your heart out or laugh until it hurts… for 8 minutes. Then you have to return to the world above. What would you do? What would you say? What would you get off your chest and could it change your life forever?
Created by Scottish Youth Theatre’s National Ensemble 2018, the production toured to Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.
“Watching this made me happy that mental health awareness is on tour around scotland. i suffer from low mood and anxiety and your performances really resonated with me. i took away your support and i am very happy you’re giving mental health sufferers a voice.”VENT audience member
Alex Bird – Dramaturg
Arran Howie – Dramaturg
Elle Taylor – Lighting Designer & Production Manager
Emma Jayne Park – Movement Director
Fraser Lappin – Designer
Iona Gray – Lead Scenic Artist
Islay Gray – Scenic Artist
Katie Steele – Technical Stage Manager
Nik Paget-Tomlinson – Sound Designer
Ross Mackay – Director
Ruth Green – Carpenter
Suzanne Runciman – Wardrobe Mistress