09/10/2018 - 11/10/2018
Glas(s) Performance (UK – producers of award-winning young people’s company Junction 25) present MOTION, a piece created with young men in HMPYOI Polmont.
Performed by young men in custody and a Junction 25 Associate this original piece explores questions of identity and inheritance and what it means to be a young man in contemporary Scotland today.
DATES AND TIMES
9 and 10 October, 2.00pm
11 October, 2.00pm and 7.00pm
Due to the nature of this venue, the performances will be by invitation only. Tickets are £1. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Supported by the Scottish Prison Service.
MOTION is part of National Theatre of Scotland’s Futureproof festival marking Scotland’s Year of Young People in 2018. A major radical new festival of international performing arts, created by young people working alongside renowned Scottish, British and international theatre practitioners.
Ten companies and artists specialising in daring new work will embed themselves in ten communities around the country, working with local groups of young people to co-create, design, develop and stage a piece of performance. Ten productions will then take place in cities and locations across Scotland as part of the Futureproof festival in September and October 2018.
18+. Contains strong language.
We spoke to one of the young men who devised and performed in MOTION to find out what the experience of being part of National Theatre of Scotland’s Futureproof was like for him.
I have been in the drama group right from the beginning. I was a bit shy at first because I didn’t know everybody. I thought it was going to be boring and a bit ridiculous if I’m honest. I just didn’t see myself doing drama at all. But after a couple of weeks I started getting into it and things started feeling better. I like being out of my gaff and spending time with people. I feel a good buzz being in front of an audience and being on stage with my mates. The show is really about us. Young men – what we like and what our needs are. I want you as an audience to leave thinking what we made was good and not what you expected coming into this prison.
– Lee, September 2018
Glas(s) Performance are responsible for founding and continue to run Junction 25, an experimental performance group for young people based at Tramway in Glasgow.