Stellar Quines’ creative learning work aims to empower and inspire girls and women. We want to encourage a wide ranger of people to get involved with theatre; explore ways of making theatre relevant and exciting to more people; and enable people to have fun expressing themselves creatively.

Projects include:

  • Working with Amina to explore Muslim women’s experiences of hate crime
  • work with S2 pupils exploring the role of a theatre director
  • dramaturgical support for director Caitlin Skinner and Scottish Drama Training Network for their Network Ensemble Project
  • creating a response to #MeToo with students in drama training
  • Letters to… a quarterly call out for written submissions on a chosen theme.

In our outreach work, we’re thinking a lot about race, ethnicity and cultural and religious identities and the ways in which these affect how someone might experience the arts – from how someone might feel represented or not by a piece of theatre, or what theatres can do to be more meaningful to more people. Two big inspirations are Riz Ahmed’s talk on representation in the creative industries and Bell Hooks’ essay ‘Marginality as a Site of Resistance’

Rosie Priest as our Creative Learning Associate leads a Creative Learning programme to encourage women & girls to explore and participate in the performing arts. She will be sharing regular updates about her Creative Learning projects on these pages.