Dràma air Chuairt (Gaelic Drama Trail)

Dràma air Chuairt (Gaelic Drama Trail)

Fèisean nan Gàidheal are pleased to announce the launch of their new project ‘Dràma air Chuairt’ (Gaelic Drama Trail), funded by Bòrd na Gàidhlig. Based on the highly succesful Cèilidh Trail model, Dràma air Chuairt provides four young Gaelic actors, instead of musicians, an employment opportunity, gaining invaluable drama and acting skills as well as touring a newly written play across the Highlands. The play ‘Clach na Nathrach’ (The Adder’s Stone) has been written by Catriona Lexy Campbell (Creative Learning Manager at Theatre Gu Leòr) and she will also direct the project. As part of the is partnership, the young actors will have the opportunity to participate in CPD workshops that Theatre Gu Leòr will be delivering in Autumn 2017 as part of their new project, ‘Cèilidh’.

The Actors

Following a successful round of auditions, the four actors who secured a place on the Dràma air Chuairt project were; Tormod Macleod, Amina Davidson, Josie Campbell and David Mackenzie.

Training and Rehearsals

The training and rehearsals will be held in Inverness from 21st August until 1st September. The tour will then take place between 5-9 September as part of Blas 2017.

The training will focus on a range of subjects including; movement, voice, improvisation and general drama performance skills, which will be of great benefit to the participants, not only as they prepare for the tour, but as part of their ongoing development as the next generation of Gaelic actors and drama professionals.

Clach Na Nathrach

‘Clach na Nathrach’ is a funny and supernatural play from Catriona Lexy Campbell. It tells the story of Coinneach who has always felt that he should have the second sight but it doesn’t come to him. When he finds the Adder’s Stone he discovers new powers and amazing success. With great power comes great trouble and Coinneach must choose between his newly found talents or the love of his life.

Performances

The group will tour the Highlands between 5-9 September, performing in communities and High schools across and two public performances as part of the Blas Festival:

Wednesday 6 September at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Sleat more info at

blas-festival.com/dramaairchuairtsleat

 

Saturday 9 September at The Glen Mhòr Hotel, Inverness more info at

blas-festival.com/dramaairchuairtinverness

For more information about the project please contact Calum Alex Macmillan on 01463 225559 / calum@feisean.org

Creative Scotland The Scottish Government Highlands and Islands Enterprise Bòrd na Gaidhlig Highland Council Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Argyll & Bute Council