For ages 7 +
In this episode Veronika talks about spaces at home where you might perform your show. She explores different rooms and thinks about the household items you could use in these spaces. She shows you how to make your own theatre model box to help you with your ideas and speaks to director Tassos Stevens whose own theatre piece went to a very exciting space… outer space!
For this episode you’ll need scissors and a cardboard box.
Please remember to get an adult to help you when using scissors. Please also ask an adult for permission first if you want to make your show in the bathroom. And don’t take any electronic equipment into the bathroom - like Veronika says, you can use natural light, or a phone for music.
Also - the book that Veronika recommends to read is The Borrowers by Mary Norton. There is a film version of the book as well. It is very good!
A video series about how to make a show at home. Each episode focuses on a different area of the arts, building up each week, so that by the end of the series, you have all the ingredients to make a piece of theatre to be performed in your own home. Created and presented by Glasgow based arts enthusiast Veronika Velvette. Facilitated by Claire Eliza Willoughby and Rob Jones, GYOG! is also supported by Snap – Elastic.
Share the Play Dates fun!
We'd love you to share the fun you're having with us. You can send your pictures and videos to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org, tag us on social media or use the hashtags:
Play Dates celebrates and offers fee-based employment to talented freelance artists, technicians and practitioners, who work regularly behind the scenes on the creation of world-class Scottish theatre.
Further summer Play Dates activities will be announced over the coming weeks. Plus a selection of curated online resources, including artistic demonstration videos, relating to previous National Theatre of Scotland projects, will be hosted online.
National Theatre of Scotland in association with Starcatchers and Imaginate.