STARAN is Theatre Gu Leòr's new development initiative. As part of our ongoing commitment to Gaelic arts training, development and research we offer various opportunities for artists and professionals working in Gaelic to develop their skills, knowledge and experience.
Visit the STARAN page for more information on current opportunities.
We offer free, one to one advice sessions for new and established artists and professionals.
Join us for a cup of tea and biscuits to discuss placement opportunities, mentoring, professional development, Gaelic arts, script development, collaboration and project ideas.
These sessions are arranged on request and designed to suit the needs of the individual.
To book a session, please email your enquiry to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are deliver workshops packages to schools/community groups/drama and writers groups as part of our wider Creative Learning programme. Groups can be offered a range of tailored packages to suit their creative and financial needs. Drama provision for schools has been sporadic in the last few years especially in the Highland and Islands and we would hope to rectify this by providing a professional and flexible service, when the project is appropriate for schools.
We are committed to delivering a unique series of workshops which are specifically designed to run along side each production, we hope this will develop our audience base and will continue to engage with local schools/communities or other appropriate groups in a creative learning context.
Theatre Gu Leòr is committed to publishing original scripts of all the plays we commission, in order to provide a future resource for audience and practitioners, and also in order to add to the cannon of the Gaelic literature. We were delighted to have had the support of Leabhraichean Beaga in the past, publishing both Doras Dùinte and the stage adaptation of Shrapnel in both English and Gaelic. We will continue in to publish all our scripts ourselves in the future and they will be available on sale throughout the tours and will shortly be available online from our website.
We work with new practitioners to develop their skills to a professional level, transferring both drama and linguistic skills, building up a pool of skilled drama practitioners with Gaelic and to also extend the reach of our engagement as widely as possible, both geographically and creatively.
CROWDIE AND CREAM
PRESENTED BY GLASGOW GAELIC SCHOOL & THEATRE GU LEÒR
Theatre Gu Leòr and visiting designer Frances Collier worked with pupils from S2/3 at the Glasgow Gaelic School to produce a new piece of devised drama inspired by the beautiful music from the BBC TV series Crowdie and Cream (with kind permission from Donald Shaw). Glasgow Gaelic School’s wonderful music and drama teachers, Frances McEachen and Marion Campbell, brought the orchestra and S2/3 pupils together for the show. Pupils were on-stage, behind the scenes and involved in every part of the production.
Theatre Gu Leòr brought a new and unusual project to Stornoway for the Royal National Mòd Fringe in October: Puppet-Led Yoga! Beth Frieden, Charlotte Allan and Sonia Gardes spent two days at the Mòd, performing a show in which Miranda the Puppet told a story about breath and taught a yoga lesson at the same time, giving the audience an opportunity to take part in the lesson. The project started at the Imaginate Fringe, and with funding from Bòrd na Gàidhlig, the three performers developed the story, and Beth translated it into Gaelic. The team will be looking for more opportunities to develop the project in the future.