Teachers' Theatre Club (TTC) is a new 3-year project run in partnership between Imaginate and Edinburgh Festival Fringe that aims to encourage Edinburgh’s teachers to see more live performance, develop their critical thinking skills, become more confident in discussing this with their students and in turn, inspire their classes to do the same.
We have just had a call out to recruit teachers for TTC2 (2020-21), we will list those teachers here by the end of March 2020.
TTC1 (2019-20) have just completed their year, this is what their programme looked like:
The group saw three very different shows: Us/Them (Bronks and Richard Jordan Productions), The Invisible Man (Theatre Artemis) and This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing (Stellar Quines). Teachers not only watched the productions but also took part in Q&As and discussion sessions with artistic directors and performers from the companies. There was also plenty of time for socialising, networking and soaking up the festival atmosphere!
Visits during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
The Fringe programme was made up of six shows, all selected from a shortlist by the teachers and seen over two full days: Buzz (Kopergietery), Burgerz (Travis and Hackney Showroom), Bromance (Barely Methodical Troupe), Electrolyte (Wildcard), Louder is Not Always Clearer (Mr and Mrs Clark featuring Jonny Cotsen), and Who Cares (LUNG and The Lowry). Again, teachers took part in facilitated discussions with the creative team of all six performances, met with a theatre critic - Gareth Vile - to talk about how he critiques and writes about performance, and had social time together to talk about the work.