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The National Theatre of Scotland and Mammalian Diving Reflex (Canada) present
The Presentation of Unst in Everyday Life

In 1949, Canadian sociology student Erving Goffman lived on Unst for one year. He told everyone on Unst he was there to study the economy. He wasn’t. He was there to study everyone on Unst. He used this research to write one of the most important sociology books ever. Now the National Theatre of Scotland needs your help to look at the man who studied our grandparents.

We want to celebrate Unst’s contribution to sociology and are looking for young people aged 14 -26 to be part of an investigation team to research, create and perform a new work being made by Canadian company Mammalian Diving Reflex and National Theatre of Scotland.

The Presentation of Unst in Everyday Life will premier in Unst in October 2018 as part of the Futureproof Festival and will have a rigorous research and devising process in the lead up. Look out for us at Unstfest.

Are you aged 14-26 and interested?

Come and meet us and find out what it’s all about:

Monday 12 March 2018
Anderson High School, Lerwick (interval & lunch time)
Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick (Ground Floor Hall) 7pm-8pm & 8pm-9pm

Tuesday 13 March 2018
Anderson High School, Lerwick (interval & lunch time)
Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick (Room 9) 7pm-8pm & 8pm-9pm

Wednesday 14 March 2018
Baltasound Hall, Unst, 6pm-7pm & 7pm–8pm
Baltasound Hall, Unst, 9pm – 10pm.*

* This event is open to ages 14-26 and also anybody who met, or knows someone who met, Erving Goffman. Come and meet us for a cup of tea and a chat – we’d love to hear your stories. Tea & coffee provided.

Open to 14-26 year olds interested in the arts and potentially having a career in the arts. All venues are fully accessible.

Let us know if you’d like to come along

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Futureproof

The National Theatre of Scotland is marking Scotland’s Year of Young People in 2018 by staging 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.

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