Tackling the gender imbalance in theatre writing

Stellar Quines have once again partnered with SHE Scotland to work with young women and girls from North Edinburgh, this time to readdress the gender imbalance within theatre writing. This exciting project was supported by The List and the Lyceum Theatre.
As The List highlights: Though much of the dialogue around

Make Do & Mend 2019 now open for applications

Stellar Quines’ Artist Development Opportunity Make Do & Mend 2019 is open for applications.
Make Do & Mend offers artists a chance to develop an idea, based around a theme that invites an opportunity to consider the position of women and girls living in Scotland today.
This year Stellar Quines and Birds

M*****classes 2020: Lighting Design now open for applications

M*****classes 2020: Lighting Design workshops will aim to demonstrate and combine the creative techniques underpinning the art of lighting design for theatre, with the means for applying those techniques. Three areas will be looked at in detail: Light: From Concept to Focus; Different Approaches, Different Venues; Roots into Lighting Design.
The

Fibres: Oral Histories of Asbestos

One of the amazing things about Fibres is that it is inspired by a true story and mirrors hundreds of similar stories which have been unheard throughout Glasgow, as well as the rest of the UK, about how asbestos has impacted people’s lives.
Clydeside Action on Asbestos have worked closely with Stellar Quines

SHE Scotland: Creative Learning Training

This October Stellar Quines met with SHE Scotland to develop and deliver some theatre workshops to help support their endeavours of supporting women and girls in and around Muirhouse and Pilton through skill sharing and a series of workshops.
During the October half term Stellar Quines met with SHE Scotland and

Baby Friendly Performances of Hope and Joy

Stellar Quines and Pearlfisher are proud to pilot an initiative to support carers and their babies to enjoy Scottish Theatre.
During our tour of Hope and Joy several performances will be baby friendly.
Designed for non mobile babies 12 months and under and their carers performances will be adjusted to make

CALL OUT FOR SUBMISSIONS: Letters To… My Coven

CALL OUT FOR SUBMISSIONS: Letters To… My Coven

Today we are putting a call out for submissions for the fifth instalment of our creative writing series: Letters to… This time, Stellar Quines would like you to write a letter to your coven.
Coven’s come in many shapes and sizes: from friendship groups to matriarchal

Exploring ‘Fibres’ through Creative Learning

Exploring and examining the complex themes within Fibres (a story of love, laughter and the untold legacy of Glasgow’s shipyards) has taken our creative learning associate, Rosie, on a rollercoaster ride of experiences. From creating short pieces inspired by the themes and characters within the play with community groups, to connecting with

Stellar Quines present a double bill of shows this Autumn

Stellar Quines will be on the road with two new productions in October and November. Stellar Quines and Citizens Theatre present Fibres, by Frances Poet and Stellar Quines and Pearlfisher present Hope and Joy, by Ellie Stewart. The productions will be on tours round Scotland from Oct to Nov. Read more

Motherhood Special – Update

Stellar Quines are dedicated to making sure all of our engagement projects are explored and evaluated as best as possible, so for our ‘Motherhood Special’ project we asked one of the participants to tell us a little more about what a typical day looks like to her, and how our

Motherhood Special – Stellar Quines and Stepping Stones Partnership

Stepping Stones is a voluntary organisation that provides support services to young parent families and pregnant women living in the North Edinburgh area. They aim to promote and support the social development and education of families with young children and Stellar Quines have been working with them for the past

CALL OUT FOR SUBMISSIONS: Letters To… My Body Hair

Today we are putting a call out for submissions for the fourth installment of our creative writing series: Letters to… This time, Stellar Quines would like you to write a letter to your body hair.
Whether you grow or you mow, Stellar Quines would like you to write a letter to

Booking open for This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing

This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing photo by Beth Chalmers

Booking is now open for our first ever production for young people. As part of the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival on-tour programme, the UK premiere of children’s show This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing will be touring across Scotland from Dumfries to Skye from 11 May before opening at the Festival in Edinburgh later in the month. Read more

International Women’s Day – launch of Letters to…the Woman in Charge

Today is International Women’s Day – a time for women and girls across the world to stand together and celebrate. 
To celebrate the Quines bring you the third in our series of films Letters To…
Letters to…the Woman in Charge was chosen to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019, at a time when it’s

M*****classes 2018: Sound Design

MClasses Sound Design logo - text and sound waves

In Christine Hamilton’s report Where are the Women (2014/15) she identified that across Scottish publicly funded theatres women made up only 11% of composers, musical directors and sound designers.
For the first in our three-year M*****classes programme offering a unique training opportunity for women, we asked to hear from women who