SCDA-crafted monologues, performed by professional actors

In Motion Theatre Company in partnership with SCDA

This new project sees writers from Scottish Community Drama Association Clubs and professional actors from across Scotland - all of whom are ex-SCDA members - premier a set of new monologues on-line.

When: Thursday 20th August at 7pm

Where: Online, via In Motion Theatre’s Youtube channel and their website

In Motion Theatre was established in October 2016 and is a Scottish-based touring & new writing theatre company. Set up and led by producer, playwright and actress Lisa Nicoll, alongside a team of associates, the company creates and tours both its own work and the work of other writers across Scotland. In Motion has been delighted to be working with SCDA over the last couple of months to create an online set of monologues – ‘Beyond the Headlines’.

Ten writers from SCDA clubs all over Scotland have worked with Lisa to create stories/monologues around the theme ‘Beyond The Headlines’. This opportunity was created for SCDA members to bring the professional and amateur world together to support each other, especially during the current climate of not being able to perform in theatres. Over a series of live and recorded workshops and one-to-one development, the writers have each created 5-minute fictional stories which have been inspired by media headlines and take us beyond what a headline really says.

This process culminates in a digital online performance of these pieces by professional actors - Alan Cumming, Robin Laing, Caroline Deyga, Mark Armstrong, Alasdair Hill and Lisa Nicoll herself - who are all ex-Carnoustie Theatre Club members & were participants in SCDA Festivals & activities over the years.

“Being part of Carnoustie Theatre Club and SCDA Festivals a was a huge part of my development as an actress, writer and producer and provided me with an amazing grounding for the career I embarked on. An invaluable experience that made me ready for life and able to mix with people of all ages and background. To be able to work and develop short plays with writers from SCDA clubs makes me feel like I am coming home.” – Lisa Nicoll

Clubs involved in ‘Beyond the Headlines’ include: Kirkton Players, Ury Players, Aberdour Players, Spotlights Community Youth Theatre, Thornhill Players, Greenock Players, Dunoon Players, Linlithgow Players and Fintry Amateur Dramatic Society.

Writers are; Tony Flisch, Julie Forrester, Marley Hunter, Kevin Murphy, Richard Payne, Timothy Roberts, Robin Smith, George Thomson, Olga Watkins and Carole Williams.


7pm, Thursday 20th August

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