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Care Experienced Theatre Ensemble

Scotland's first care experienced theatre ensemble for young adults aged 18 to 26

Created in 2019, the WAC Ensemble provides a unique and exciting programme of training and performance opportunities for members. It is a positive, supportive and empowering creative space to explore and learn about all aspects of professional theatre-making.

The project aims to: nurture and develop young actors’ creative talents; improve confidence and self-esteem, increase access to training opportunities and job opportunities within the creative industries; promote and encourage participation in the wider cultural life of the city.

Recent projects

My Historic Neighbourhood
Collaborating with Glasgow Building Preservation Trust as part of their My Historic Neighbourhood project, members of the ensemble have starred in a short film about The Barras, directed by David Hayman Jr, produced in partnership with Witsherface.

The Dodo Experiment
A dystopian thriller about a group of aspiring actors trapped in a dark social experiment written by playwright Martin Travers and WAC member Chloe Wyper. This production took place at Princes House 20 Apr 2022 - 23 Apr 2022.

Cupid, Draw Back Your Bow
Inspired by their shared love of scary films, the company decided to create their own horror story for radio. Cupid, Draw Back Your Bow is a terrifying tale about a camping trip gone hellishly wrong.

Whatever Happened to the Jaggy Nettles?
The Ensemble's debut performance was the critically acclaimed punk play Whatever Happened to the Jaggy Nettles? by Martin Travers in February 2020. It won Best Play for Young Audiences at the prestigious 2022 Writers’ Guild Awards.

Interested in joining the Ensemble?

If you are 18 to 26 years old, interested in acting/performance, and have Care Experience, please get in touch to join our weekly sessions. To become a member of the WAC Ensemble all we need is your commitment and enthusiasm.

Please contact Martin Travers (Producer, Citizens Learning) if you are interested in finding out more about the project: wac@citz.co.uk

We define care experience as having been cared for as a child or young person in kinship care (by friends or family), foster care, residential care or secure care for any period of time (e.g. it might have been a few months or a number of years). 

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