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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 in the arts and potentially having a career in the arts.? Join us for a workshop!

We will also be at Anderson High School on the 12th and 13th March so grab us for a chat during interval and lunch.

The last workshop is also open to people of any age who met, or knows someone who met, Erving Goffman.

All venues are fully accessible.

Let us know if you’d like to come along

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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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