A free evening of spoken word, conversation and performance, supported by the Bank of Scotland Pioneering Partnership.
Seven up-and-coming National Theatre of Scotland artists will be showcasing their work at a free evening of performance. Each of the artists has won a place on the Bank of Scotland Emerge programme, which annually supports emerging talent, enabling artists to develop their potential.
This year, the Bank of Scotland Emerge artists and directors are, from left, Eilidh Daniels, Adura Onashile, Martin O’Connor, Deborah Hannan, Rob Jones, Catriona Lexy Campbell and Sarah Macdonald.
In the first of a series of events, these artists will share their work or to talk about their placements with the Company. The evening features new work performed in Scots, English and Gaelic.
Eildih Daniels will present a tale about show business, fame and delusion performed in Gaelic for a Gaelic and non-Gaelic speaking audience.
Adura Onashile will discuss her move into working as a lead artist and her plans for the work that she will make as part of Emerge. The audience will also see extracts from a previous work, Hela, which explored the life of Henrietta Lacks, whose cells accidentally became one of the most important tools in medicine.
Catriona Lexy Campbell will tell a story handed down through the generations of her family, of the day her great-great Aunt met the notorious murderer, Mac an t-Sronaich, on the moor on the Isle of Lewis.
Martin O’Connor will present two spoken word pieces celebrating the poetry of the Glaswegian dialect which sets out to discover an oral history of Glasgow using found language and spoken word to explore industry, empire, unemployment and familial ties.
Also as part of the evening, directors Rob Jones, and Debbie Hannan talk about their experiences working behind the scenes on the National Theatre of Scotland shows Macbeth and Enquirer, and Sarah MacDonald looks forward to working on Glasgow Girls, the musical, coming to the Citizens Theatre in the autumn.
EMERGE is curated by Caroline Newall, Director of Artistic Development at the National Theatre of Scotland. Audiences are invited to join the Artistic Development team and artists at the CCA, to sample the work, express their opinions and carry on the conversation in the bar afterwards.