THE National Theatre of Scotland is touring the acclaimed production of Real Men Dream in Black and White to schools and community venues in Fife and Glasgow over a three-week period commencing 27th February 2012, with an opening performance at St Mungo’s High School on Wednesday 29th February at 10:15am.
This school tour, with accompanying workshop programme, is the first phase in Jump, the company’s next large-scale community participation project: a co-production with ON at Fife, in partnership with Strathclyde Police.
Created in association with East Renfrewshire Council and Eastwood Park Theatre, Real Men Dream in Black and White was originally produced as part of the National Theatre of Scotland’s Exchange youth theatre festival in 2010, where it enjoyed great success, and was subsequently shown at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The original cast of Real Men… are one of only a handful of Scottish groups from the Exchange programme to have made the leap to professional status, having now set up their own company – Real Men Theatre. They are reunited with director, Lissa Lorenzo, for the forthcoming three-week tour.
This tour of Real Men… to schools and community venues is the introductory phase of a ten month long programme titled Jump.
Jump aims to engage hard-to-reach young men in parkour and physical theatre activity. Project partners for Jump in Fife include Fife Council Education Service and Fife Community Safety Partnership.
Real Men… will be accompanied by targeted workshops and debates, exploring issues of maleness, initiation, self-awareness and responsibility.
Venues in Glasgow include Lochend High School, St Mungo’s HS, Eastbank Academy and Shettleston Community Centre. In Fife, the production will tour to Woodmill HS, Dunfermline; Auchmuty HS, Glenrothes; Kirkcaldy HS, Kirkland HS and Community College, Methil; and Glenrothes HS.
REAL MEN DREAM IN BLACK IN WHITE
(Times to be confirmed)
Glasgow: Monday 27th Feb: Lochend HS
Wednesday 29th Feb (10:15am): St Mungo’s HS — OPENING PERFORMANCE
Thursday 1st March: Eastbank Academy
Friday 2nd March: Shettleston Community Centre
Monday 5th, Tuesday 6th March: Woodmill HS.
Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th March: Auchmuty HS
Friday 9th, Monday 12th March: Kirkcaldy HS
Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th March: Kirkland HS
Thursday 15th, Friday 16th March: Glenrothes HS
Cast: Calum Coutts, Colin White, Danny McIntosh, Lewis McCutcheon
Director: Lissa Lorenzo
Project partners in Fife:
NOTES TO EDITORS:
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3. ON at Fife
ON at Fife is Fife’s largest independent arts organisation, operating four major venues and working with partners to create new work. ON at Fife is funded by Fife Council to deliver Arts and Theatre services across Fife. Our mission is to promote and increase participation in the arts in Fife. On at Fife’s work can be summed up in the following ways:
- We produce
- We co-produce
- We support residencies
- We develop associations
- We have an education programme
- We have a community programme
- We have a new artist programme
4. Strathclyde Police Safer Communities Department
Superintendent Grant Manders heads up the the Strathclyde Police Safer Communities Department. His officers are responsible for developing policies and interventions to deal with substance misuse (drugs and alcohol), offending by young people, and vulnerable people.
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