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Care Experienced Theatre Ensemble

Scotland's first care experienced theatre ensemble. 

In line with the latest advice, the Ensemble continue to meet virtually until face-to-face groups can return

The Citizens Theatre created an exciting and innovative theatre company for care-experienced young adults aged 18 to 26 in 2019.

The WAC Ensemble offers a positive, supportive and empowering creative space to explore and learn about all aspects of professional theatre-making and to nurture and develop young actors’ creative talents.

The WAC Ensemble’s debut performances were of their critically acclaimed punk play  Whatever Happened to the Jaggy Nettles? by Martin Travers at Scottish Youth Theatre’s Brian Cox Studio in Glasgow in February 2020.

After the success of the first two years of the Ensemble, the project will continue for another twelve months until spring 2022.

Working in partnership with Arts in the City (supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland) we will provide a unique and exciting programme of training and performance opportunities for the WAC Ensemble.

The project aims to improve confidence and self-esteem, increase access to training opportunities and job opportunities within the creative industries. The project will also promote and encourage participation in the wider cultural life of the city.

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.

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Interested in joining the Ensemble?

We are currently recruiting new members to join the company. 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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