On Saturday 14th July 2012, Five Minute Theatre presents 63 bite-sized theatre pieces from across Scotland, Ghana, the USA and the rest of the world and is streamed live online between 1-7pm at www.fiveminutetheatre.com.
Within the theme of Youth, individual pieces explore where babies come from; the embarrassment of the teenage diary; youth and social media; public perceptions of youth; youth unemployment, nostalgia for youth; illness; protective parents; similarities between generations; grey hair; baldness; and the quest for eternal youth.
Participants include youth theatre groups, schools, first-time theatre-makers, a pub theatre group, a deaf theatre group, a disabilities theatre group, as well as established theatre-makers Douglas Maxwell, Gareth Nicholls, Jenna Watt, Joe Douglas, Tam Dean Burn and Viv G.
They come from Ghana, West Africa, Hoboken, New Jersey, and all over Scotland, including Aberdeen, Dundee, Bo’ness, Edinburgh, Musselburgh, Leith, Stirling, Glasgow, East Kilbride, Ayr, Irvine and Cumbernauld . . .
Performance spaces include a beach, a campsite, a phonebox, a village pub, a water fountain, a childhood bedroom and a football pitch. . .
Performance styles include horror, musical, dance, operetta, physical theatre, flashmob, video projection, comedy, poetry, monologue and audience participation . . .
A shop unit in the Kingdom Shopping Centre, Glenrothes, is being transformed into a live performance hub for the day.
There will be nine live shows by groups from the National Theatre of Scotland’s youth theatre event Exchange 2012, and groups from the National Festival of Youth Theatre, which is also taking place throughout Fife in the same week.
Full programme and tickets for the National Festival of Youth Theatre available here.
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Follow Five Minute Theatre between 1- 7pm at the live hub in Glenrothes’ Kingdom Shopping Centre (free entry), or online at www.fiveminutetheatre.com where you can comment on performances or share your own thoughts on Youth.
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