The National Theatre of Scotland is marking Scotland’s Year of Young People in 2018 by staging a major radical new festival of international performing arts, created by young people working alongside renowned Scottish, British and international theatre practitioners.
Ten leading UK and international companies and artists, specialising in daring new work targeted at young people, will embed themselves in ten communities around the country, working with local young groups to co-create, design, develop and stage a piece of performance.
Ten productions will take place in cities and locations across Scotland as part of the Futureproof festival from 28 September to 28 October 2018, with each of the performance projects unique to their location, sharing the experience of their young people.
The festival is co-curated by Lucy Gaizely of multi-disciplinary performance company 21Common. The ten companies and locations include Mammalian Diving Reflex (Canada) in Shetland, Back to Back Theatre (Australia) in Dundee, CAMPO (Belgium) in South Ayrshire, Empathy Museum (UK) in Moray, Jess Thom (UK) in the Highlands, Greg Sinclair (UK) in Fife, AHKE (Russia) in Aberdeen, Rimini Protokoll (Germany) in Paisley, Glas(s) Performance (UK) in Polmont, and Project X (UK) in Edinburgh.
Following a Co-Design approach, young people are a driving force in shaping, developing and implementing all events for the Year of Young People 2018.