This year play in a week will not be taking place in the Rep, it will be a site-specific project taking place at the School of Life Sciences building. We will meet there every day rather than here at the Rep.
Play in a Week will engage up to 25 young people aged 13-18 in 6 days of science and performance-making. The culmination of the week will be a performance for family, friends and colleagues which will celebrate and document the journey the young people have been during their week.
Our plan is that the days will run from 10-4pm. Every morning the young people will participate in a range of science workshops, talks and demonstrations delivered by the scientists and researchers working with Dundee University. In the afternoon, participants will respond creatively to their morning session, using theatre techniques and exercises they will work with two theatre specialists from Dundee Rep to begin to explore and develop a new performance inspired by the space and their experience in it.