Exchange 2018

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Now in its ninth year, the National Theatre of Scotland’s vibrant biennial festival for 16-25-year-olds returns to support those devising and creating the next generation of theatre.

Ten new productions from ten different Young Companies come to Eden Court to form the Exchange Festival, a week-long celebration of performance and creative learning. Supported by the National Theatre of Scotland, each company has been given access to leading creative artists, encouraged to take risks, explore new approaches and create a piece of theatre that tells us about their lives, their universe.

By day, the 100+ participants from the ten companies will take part in a range of masterclasses, workshops, discussions and all broadcast via “Exchange TV.” By night, their focus shifts to entertaining you. And by the end of the week, they’ll have developed their theatre skills, exchanged ideas and made new friends. Ready to become the next generation of theatre innovators and instigators.

Co-presented by National Theatre of Scotland and Eden Court Theatre.
Directed by Simon Sharkey
Creative partners: Sarah Rose Graber, Peter Lannon, Fraser McLeod, Martin O’Connor and Gillian Gourlay

Mull Youth Theatre, Isle of Mull
Reading Rep Youth Theatre, Reading
Dundee rep Young Company, Dundee
Creative Electric, Edinburgh
Ovalhouse Performance Company, London
Performance Collective, Stranraer
Ditto Theatre Company, Collective from Southend/London/Stratford-upon Avon/Nottingham
Eden Court Collective, Inverness
TNV Company, Malta
Albany Park Theatre Project, Chicago