M*****classes 2020: LIGHTING DESIGN

M*****Class participants

We’re delighted to announce our new M*****class: Lighting Design cohort for 2020 who gathered for the first time at the Traverse Theatre last weekend.
Find out a little more about each of this year’s participants:
Alice McDougall
Out of all of the backstage disciplines, lighting design is definitely the one that interests

Writing for performance: Muslim Women’s Stories

Stellar Quines are thrilled to be working with the excellent Glasgow Women’s Library again to bring Muslim women’s stories to the fore in a series of writing for performance workshops in February and March 2020.
These workshops place Muslim women at the heart of their own creative experience and provide the

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

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 families. Perhaps your coven cackles

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

Frances Poet speaks on Woman’s Hour

The playwright Frances Poet tells Woman’s Hour about Fibres her new play which explores the legacy of asbestos in the Glasgow shipyards. Phyllis Craig from the charity Action on Asbestos tells us about the women and families affected by the exposure.
 
 

Frances Poet, speaks to Nadine Bay at The National

“If you have a connection to the material, it will be painful but hopefully cathartic, because we can hold the anger you are feeling. If you don’t have a connection, it will make you feel angry and hold that for others.”
Writer of Fibres, Frances Poet, speaks to Nadine Bay at

Ruth Wishart at the Helensburgh Advertisers looks ahead to the Fibres tour

“Because it’s a Glasgow story, I found my characters making me laugh, even in the face of tragedy. Their resilience was irresistible. And suddenly the play I was writing wasn’t a tragedy but a love story with as many laughs as tears”
Ruth Wishart at the Helensburgh Advertisers looks ahead to

Frances Poet speaks to Neil Cooper at the Herald

“The more laughter we see onstage, the more we feel the characters’ pain”
Frances Poet speaks to Neil Cooper at the Herald about what inspired her to tell the story of Fibres

Jonathan Watson talks to the Sunday Post

“You can use humour to see you through dark times and I think that’s reflected in Fibres,”
Jonathan Watson talks to the Sunday Post about his role in Fibres, touring Scotland this Autumn.

Jonathan Watson talks to the Evening Times.

This isn’t what Beanie thought Jack meant when he promised “what’s mine is yours”.
Jonathan Watson talks to the Evening Times about the heartbreaking and heartwarming story of Fibres.

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