Rehearsed Reading: A new play by Isla Cowan

Traverse Theatre and The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh

Mon 12 Aug, 4:30pm

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Extracts of a new play by Isla Cowan takes to the stage for the very first time at TravFest24.

Having worked with the Traverse and The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh since the beginning of 2024, Isla's new play about insects, apocalypse, and two women on the run is an eco-thriller that tells a vital story of our planet and where it's headed in the future. Exploring contemporary ecological issues surrounding farming and pollination practices, Isla’s play asks important questions about interspecies relationships, science, and survival, set against a dramatic backdrop of capitalist ruins.

This rehearsed reading, directed by the Traverse’s Artistic Director Gareth Nicholls (The Grand Old Opera House Hotel, Ulster American), and written during Isla's IASH/Traverse Playwriting Fellowship, marks your first chance to experience this new work as it progresses in its development.

Rehearsed Reading: A new play by Isla Cowan is part of the Traverse's £1 Ticket Project.

The Traverse Theatre is funded by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council.


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