Class Act gave me a real opportunity to explore my writing
skills and has made me much more confident in my abilities. It was
great seeing it performed and the positive response was
Pupil Holy Rood RC High School, 2015
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.
Since the project began in 1990, Class Act has helped over
fourteen hundred young people in over 70 schools write 816
Class Act 2016 saw five acclaimed professional
playwrights - Clare Duffy, Lewis Hetherington, John McCann,
Nicola McCartney and Isabel Wright - working with
pupils from Craigmount High School, Firrhill High
School, Holy Rood High School, Trinity Academy and St
Augustine's RC High School.
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.
in 2016 the Traverse Theatre celebrated 25 glittering years of
bringing young peoples' voices to the stage with Class Act Silver.
Watch the video of the project, here.
For more information on the Class Act project, please email
Sunniva Ramsay, Engagement Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.