In conversation with makers

These conversations will give you a chance to hear from the makers of Imaginate's two commissions, I am Tiger and The Hope River Girls, as well as from Aakash Odedra. The talks will be hosted by Festival Director Noel Jordan and there will be time for questions from the audience.


In conversation with I am Tiger
Venue: Traverse Theatre 1
Tuesday 10 May 20:15 – 21:00

The creative team from our 2022 Festival Commission discuss the development of this production. Playwright, Oliver Emanuel, was selected for Imaginate’s Accelerator programme in June 2019 and offered funding to research and develop this new piece of writing for young audiences. Actor, Chloe Ann Tylor, and play Director and Artistic Director of Perth Theatre, Lu Kemp, will also join the discussion.


In conversation: Little Murmur
Digital event: Online - Facebook Live
Wednesday 11 May 16:00 - 16:30

We talk to Aakash Odedra about this hugely personal show which he adapted for young audiences from the successful adult production Murmur 2.0.  Aakash was diagnosed with dyslexia at a young age and found conventional education at school very challenging. As written language was so alien, dance became his preferred mode of expression. In this session, he discusses how the misconceptions of dyslexia are revealed through light, sound and movement. 


In Conversation with The Hope River Girls
Venue: Scottish Storytelling Centre
Thursday 12 May 17:00 - 18:00

Groupwork burst onto the Scottish theatre and dance scene with their premiere production The Afflicted at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019. This work has been adapted for young audiences for our 2022 Festival Commission. Members of the core creative team, co-directors Vicki Manderson and Finn Den Hertog, along with associate artist and performer, Grace Gibson, share the journey of this work.