Creative Electric create theatre for young people by young people. We specialise predominantly in Contemporary Performance, Devised & Verbatim Theatre although we do like to play with scripts occasionally.
Participants are invited to attend weekly classes at the Bongo club on a Wednesday night 7-9pm. We have a maximum of 15 places.
Classes cost £5 and we always have bursaries available.
We create work throughout the year that Creative Electric members have the opportunity to be a part of. These have included:
Salt was a collaboration between Creative Electric Young Company and young Swedish actors from Unga Nyskapare. Inspired by a box of sachets of salt found by participants Salt explored perceptions, personal portrayals and the differences in youth culture between Sweden and Scotland. Salt was performed at The Bongo Club in June 2013.
Generation Fucked An interactive theatre experience from Creative Electric.
Anyone born between 1986 and 2010 is a member of Generation Fucked.
"According to the Unicef report, which measured 40 indicators of quality of life- including the strength of relationships with friends and family, educational achievements and personal aspirations, and exposure to drinking, drug taking and other risky behavior - British children have the most miserable upbringing in the developed world. American children come next, second from the bottom."
Are You Looking at My Context?! a theatre installation for three performers that was created as part of Diverse Attractions talent lab. Context was picked up by STOFF and toured to Stockholm where it was performed at UNG08 Festival and STOFF-Stockholm Fringe Festival at Kulturhuset.
We Are Reality was devised by 12 young actors as part of a project exploring censorship and how they feel it impacts on their lives. It may be censorship in the form of conforming to your parent's beliefs, keeping up with your peers, talking about your masturbation routines or even how the medication the doctor has prescribed is censoring who you really are. We Are Reality was created for the National Festival of Youth Theatre 2011 and subsequently toured to the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh.
PetrolBomb Candy was created as part of the National Theatre of Scotland Exchange 2010 programme. A cast of 15 worked to explore their insecurities and who they would like to be at their most confident self. The production was performed in Edinburgh at the GRV, at the National Festival of Youth Theatre and at the Byre Theatre in St Andrews.
Creative Electric also run audition prep workshops for young people intending to go to drama school. Past participants have been offered places and gone on to study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD), Italia Conti London, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts London, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, Napier University, Queen Margaret University and NC, HNC & HND Acting & Performance at Edinburgh's Telford College.
Monologue Sundays: a class for those applying to study drama in further education or those who would like to explore more text based work.
Contemporary Devised Performance: an intensive class for four students per class only. Place by application.