Scenes for Survival | Happy Ark Day :)


6 Aug 2020

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The world faces a catastrophe of biblical proportions, but all Noah seems to do is fiddle with his boat. Is it part of his grand vision or has he just lost the plot? Frustrated at being kept out of the loop, his wife and daughter watch the rain come down and try to decide whether to stand by him or take a chance on looking after themselves. Liz Ewing & Jasmin Ewing star in a new short from writer Andy Edwards, directed by Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir.

Produced by the National Theatre of Scotland, in association with BBC Scotland, Screen Scotland, BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine project and The Tron Theatre with support from Hopscotch Films.

"This is my first project with the National Theatre of Scotland, and I’m delighted to be involved. It’s a privilege to share space with this fantastic group of Scotland’s writers. Theatre and its stories are places to breathe, spaces to anchor. I hope these scenes might do something similar – and make room for people to access them as they need; to think, feel, rest and gather during this challenging time."

Andy Edwards, Writer

"I believe survival is about more than safety and sustenance, we need food for thought, food for the soul to survive. Without our place of gathering, gathering thoughts, ideas and feelings about our world as we live it, it is hard to reflect on this experience we are all having. Scenes for Survival offers a way to connect and collect ourselves and I'm delighted to be able to contribute."

Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir, Director

"I am delighted to be a part of Scenes for survival. These are strange and difficult times we are all living through. How do we all survive this? Everyone has their own way of muddling through, towards what we hope will be a brighter future. One that will hopefully include theatre, music, dance, television and film, indeed all the creative arts. They are vital to us as human beings and allow us expression, freedom, connection and education, and to that end I hope the arts not only survive but thrive."

Liz Ewing, Performer

Scenes for Survival Hardship Fund

The Scenes for Survival Hardship Fund is a fundraising campaign launched by the National Theatre of Scotland in association with the Federation of Scottish Theatre, the McGlashan Charitable Trust and leading Scottish Theatre organisations, to raise money for those in the sector who have been hardest hit financially and are experiencing drastic economic and emotional hardship.

All donations to this fund will go directly to provide support for those most impacted within Scotland, be they actors, writers, creatives, musicians, technicians or any others within our industry.

A sector-wide call out with information and details of how to apply for support from the SFS Hardship Fund will be was launched in August 2020. Applications to the fund closed on Friday 4th September. The McGlashan Charitable Trust are dispersing the money raised and will communicate funding decisions no later than Friday 9th October.

We would be grateful if you would consider making a small donation to the Scenes for Survival Hardship Fund. Thank you for your support.

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