Class Act

Traverse Theatre Company
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Bringing you brand new short plays written exclusively for the Traverse stage by young people from across Edinburgh, Class Act is a must-see for anyone who wants to see the world afresh.

Whether exploring family dynamics, personal challenges, creating fantastical worlds or tackling the big issues of today, our young playwrights share their stories. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes dramatic, but always thought provoking - join us as these plays burst onto the stage and hear these exciting voices, tell you how it really is.

This year’s Class Act playwrights are pupils from Boroughmuir High School, Craigroyston Community High School, Trinity Academy and Wester Hailes Education Centre.

Class Act is the Traverse’s flagship education project. Now in its 28th year, it challenges senior pupils from schools across Edinburgh to become playwrights, creating brand new scripts which are premiered on the Traverse stage.

Supported by Creative Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council.

Class Act and Class Act Connect is supported by The City of Edinburgh Council, The Robertson Trust, Anderson Anderson & Brown Charitable Initiative, Dr David Summers Charitable Trust, John Thaw Foundation, The Mackintosh Foundation, The McGlashan Charitable Trust, The Murdoch Forrest Charitable Trust, The JTH Charitable Trust, The Russell Trust, The Steel Charitable Trust and The W M Mann Foundation.

Class Act Connect

This year, we’re continuing our connection with Class Act pupils through Class Act Connect. Across our autumn 2019 and spring 2020 season, Class Act schools will be offered free tickets to Traverse Theatre Company productions and follow up theatre workshops, enhancing their skills and nurturing the next generation of talent.

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