Strange Town Radio Plays

Feb 17 2015 | By More

Youth company team up with #artcore project

Edinburgh’s Strange Town Young Company is looking for young actors aged 18 to 25 to take part in a new project to adapt and record existing plays for radio.

The project is the company’s first collaboration with #artcore, the new multi-artist project based at Out of the Blue funded through Time to Shine.

2015 Radio Project Poster Crop

Strange Town is looking for budding young actors who are open to learning new skills and committed to working as part of a small team.

Initial auditions will take place at Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Dalmeny Street, on March 5, 2015, with the project taking place on Thursday evenings, 7-9pm.

Steve Small, co-director at Strange Town told Æ: “The purpose of the recordings is to offer the writers and the young people the chance to do something different and learn a new skill at the same time.

“The writers are Duncan Kidd, Alan Gordon, Tim Primrose and Sam Siggs and they are still deciding which particular plays to work on. They will all be working on adapting scripts for the radio that have been previously produced by Strange Town for the stage.”

chosen scripts

Three of the scripts the young actors will be working on are short ten minute plays that were written specifically for the Strange Town Young Company. The writers will bring their chosen scripts to the first sessions and be open to working with the young actors on adapting them.

For further details and to sign up for an audition, contact Steve Small:


Strange Town Radio Plays Audition
Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street, EH6 8RG
Thursday 5 March 2015: 7-9pm.
Details from Steve Small:

#artcore is a collaborative two year project led by Out of the Blue Arts & Education Trust with 13 Edinburgh arts organisations, young people, artists and young Creative Apprentices.

“We aim to develop a new and vibrant youth arts scene, one distinct from adult arts, where young people take charge.”


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