Class Act poster trail

Traverse Theatre Students from Craigroyston Community High School, Boroughmuir High School, Broughton High School and Royal High School

Explore until Mon 19 Apr

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As part of their Class Act creative development programme, the Traverse Theatre are bringing original short scripts from Edinburgh students to poster sites around the city for everyone to enjoy.

The scripts have been created by students from four local secondary schools - Craigroyston Community School, Boroughmuir High School, Broughton High School and Royal High School – who participated in the Traverse’s flagship education project, Class Act, in 2020.

With many unusual situations and vivid characters (some of whom you may recognise), they cover a wide range of subjects – from mental health to current politics, and killers on the run to reality TV, and everything in between!

The scripts are displayed across 17 poster sites including at the Traverse Theatre, along Lothian Road, on Fountainbridge, South Clerk St, Dalry Road and Potterrow – a full map can be viewed here.

The posters have been designed by Orlando Lloyd, and the trail has been made possible with the support of Jack Arts and the Usher Hall.

About Class Act

Class Act is the Traverse Theatre's flagship education project, challenging senior pupils from across Edinburgh to become artists and writers, creating brand new creative work to be premiered by the Traverse.

Our Class Act 2020 schools were Boroughmuir High School, Craigroyston Community High School, the Royal High School and Broughton High School. We worked with these four schools, to support young people to unleash their creativity and unique voice. The dynamic new creative work they make will be premiered by the Traverse later in 2021, after which, the four Class Act schools will be offered additional workshops to further increase their creative skills.

Beginning in 1990, Class Act is central to the Traverse Theatre’s commitment to connecting with, nurturing and unlocking the creative potential of young people. Each year we are blown away by the inspiration, insight and dedication they bring to the project.

The Traverse Theatre is funded by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council, with additional support from The Scottish Government Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund.

Class Act 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 Nimar Charitable Trust, The Russell Trust, The William Syson Charitable Foundation, The W M Mann Foundation and Unity Theatre Trust.

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