In autumn 1997 Stellar Quines pioneered Rehearsal Room, a creative way to uncover new plays and new voices in partnership with the audience through rehearsed readings and workshops. Stellar Quines aims to encourage the development of new writing through our commissions and to facilitate a higher profile for writers. With the Rehearsal Room we enable writers to be more proactive in the development of their text, using audience feedback as a major element of this process. The Rehearsal Room provides a platform where new plays are showcased and where we develop our audiences, keeping them informed and involved in our future productions. It is also a showcase for potential co-producers and promoters. A great number of Stellar Quines’ productions have been through the Rehearsal Room process before becoming full-scale productions.
‘Sometimes the most magical moments happen in the rehearsal room’ – Participant, FST Open Space event, 2009
The Rehearsal Room initiative is made possible thanks to funding by Creative Scotland.