I think that in the end, Class Act was even better than I
expected because I felt as though I had really achieved
Pupil Playwright Leith Academy,
Class Act is the Traverse Theatre's flagship
education project, challenging senior pupils from across
Edinburgh to become playwrights; creating brand new scripts to
on the Traverse stage.
In 2017, the Traverse Theatre celebrated the 25th anniversary of
the bringing young people's voices to the stage. Since the
project began in 1990, Class Act has
- Worked with 76 schools
- Created 1,538 pupil playwrights
- Produced 855 plays
Class Act Silver saw four acclaimed professional
playwrights - Catherine Grosvenor, Lesley Hart, Douglas Maxwell and
Nicola McCartney work with 5 groups from Broughton High
School, Leith Academy, Tynecastle High School, Wester Hailes
Education Centre and The Rock Trust.
The project has involved playwrights such as Stef Smith, David
Greig, Nicola McCartney, Douglas Maxwell and Gregory Burke. The
plays have been brought to life by actors including Molly Innes,
Colin McCredie, Kevin McKidd, Ryan Fletcher, John Kazek, Cora
Bissett and Katrina Bryan.
To watch a short film featuring pupil playwrights and artists
talking about the Class Act experience, please click here.
Applications for Class Act 2017 are now open! For more
information, please email Sunniva Ramsay, Creative Producer