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Our Projects

This page is where we give you an overview of our past and current projects. We hope this gives you a sense of what we've done and where we're going.

We are constantly looking for new ways to support emerging artists, so please do get in touch if you are looking for support - we can't always offer it but we can try and point you in the right direction!
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Presented by Framework Theatre Company 

Funded by the National Lottery via Creative Scotland

With support from the Traverse Theatre

24th-25th November 2023

After 2 years of development, we are delighted this autumn to present Katie Fraser's "Play Pretend" at the Traverse Theatre. This production will be directed by Laura Walker, and entirely staffed by emerging and early-career theatre-makers!

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Presented by Framework Theatre Company

Funded by Framework Theatre with in-kind support from the Tron

13th December 2022

After a long year we gathered emerging artists for a night of celebration. With space donated from the Tron Theatre we raised a glass to the successes of 2022. 

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Funded by the National Lottery via Creative Scotland

July 2022

After digital development last summer, we produced an R&D of Katie Fraser's new play, Play Pretend. 

'Play Pretend' surrounds the story of two performers, in rehearsal for a new play about Flora Macdonald, the woman who helped Bonnie Prince Charlie escape to Skye. 

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Presented by Framework Theatre Company

March 5th - April 29th 2021

As part of our spring season we ran a scheme designed to provide emerging critics with a platform to write about each of the shows.

 

We hope to develop this scheme further to expand the support on offer to those who write and want to write about theatre. 

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In association with Vanishing Point 

Funded by the National Lottery via Creative Scotland

May - November 2021

A project designed to provide paid work for young, female/non-binary playwrights in Edinburgh.  We were delighted to present a series of four short plays on the theme 'Home'.  November 12th 2021 at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. 

Download the programme here

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Presented by Framework Theatre Company

Join #FTConnect, a new membership platform for emerging and early-career theatre makers who live, work or study in Scotland. Members join a network of theatre artists, gain access to unique resources and receive invites to exclusive events. 

Signups open on the 25th June 2022!

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February 2021

A fundraising scratch night designed to showcase the talent of emerging theatre-makers, featuring new writing monologues and musical talent. 

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Funded by Young Scot and Creative Scotland

August 2020

A series of 5 monologues by young, female, Scottish writers about what it means to be a woman in Scotland. Performed by exciting new Scottish talent, directed by the Framework Team and posted free to access online.

 

This project received over 7000 views on our social media and launched our support strand of work. 

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Presented by Framework Theatre Company in association with the Traverse.

Funded by Allan Wilson and the Federation of Scottish Theatre.

10th June 2023

Framework Festival was back at the Traverse in June for a full day of panels, workshops and networking!

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Presented by Framework Theatre Company

Funded by the National Lottery via Creative Scotland

28th November - 2nd December 2022

We commissioned emerging playwright Ellen Bradbury to write a new verbatim play on the subject of Burnout. We then held a 5-day Research & Development process in November 2022 with an ensemble of recent graduates. 

We hope to develop the show further in 2023. 

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In collaboration with Moot Point Collective

Online Development: July 2021

Full Production: 2nd & 3rd July 2022

We worked in collaboration with exciting emerging company Moot Point Collective to present Kneecaps, a two-hander play by Joe Hunter. 

"Ali and Jess have broken up, and are dealing with their own problems.

However, when a peculiar and life-threatening epidemic forced them together again for the first time since their split, unresolved issues with religion, identity, morality, addiction and each other are well and truly unearthed.

 

Kneecaps is a surreal dark comedy that asks the question ‘how do we love ourselves as queer people when the world is designed to encourage the opposite?’"

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Presented by Framework Theatre Company

March 5th - April 29th 2022

We worked with four of Scotland's most exciting emerging artists/companies to present a season of remote work, delivered to the audience in their own homes!

"Yours," by Jennifer Galt

"How to Kill a Houseplant" by Chelsea Grace 

"Executive Dysfunction 2.0" by Gregor Mackenzie 

"Sleeper" by Moot Point Collective

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Partially Funded by Queen Margaret University

May 2021

Scotland's first emerging theatre makers festival, featuring digital shows from exciting new talent, a series of tailored workshops and Q&A's with industry professionals. Across all shows and workshops, 400 tickets were booked for this event. 

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Currently being developed by Ellen Bradbury.

A verbatim work exploring the impact of burnout on young people. Early in development. (Please note, the callout for interviews is now closed)

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Developed as part of Navigate, led by Illumination Theatre Services

A new work exploring our relationship with witchcraft, in the modern day and throughout history. (Please note, this callout is now closed.)

To learn more about Navigate, and the wonderful work of Louise Gregory at Illumination Theatre Services, follow this link. 

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PBH Free Fringe

August 2018

Our first show! A fun, light-hearted comedy about the journey of being young. This formed us as a company. 

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Presented by Framework Theatre Company

Funded by Framework Theatre with in-kind support from Capital Theatres

31st March 2023

We celebrated our 5th Birthday the one way we know how, with an emerging artist networking event!

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Presented by Framework Theatre Company

Funded in partnership between VisitScotland and Museums Galleries Scotland with support from National Lottery Heritage Fund thanks to National Lottery players.

October 15th 2022

'___after___' a night of Scottish stories by emerging artists was presented digitally on the 15th October 2022. The evening contained 6 monologues inspired by Scottish Stories and storytellers. The pieces were written, performed, directed and produced by emerging Scottish Theatre-Makers.

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Presented by Framework Theatre Company

Funded by the National Lottery via Creative Scotland

CONNECT Event in association with the Traverse Theatre

June 7th - 25th 2022

It's back and bigger than ever! Scotland's emerging artists festival will return this June, with in-person and digital offerings. Learn more here.

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Presented by Framework Theatre Company

16th December 2021

In December 2021, we presented Scotland's inaugural emerging theatre awards. We partnered with 10 established theatre organisations to offer networking and support to recipients of the awards and hosted a zoom ceremony to celebrate the talent on offer.

 

To learn more click here.

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July 2021

Supporting the digital development of a new play by Katie Fraser. Katie is a recent graduate of Edinburgh University's Playwrighting masters. 

'Play Pretend' surrounds the story of two performers, in rehearsal for a new play about Flora Macdonald, the woman who helped Bonnie Prince Charlie escape to Skye. 

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Written + Directed by Georgia Smith 

Produced + Edited by Jennifer Galt

August 2021

Our Fringe-alternative August show. A film-noir style audio drama where the audience play along with detective Alyssa Young as she tries to solve a murder case. 

To learn more about why this show was not a part of the Edinburgh Fringe, please read our statement here.

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Directed by Emma Ruse

December 2020

A series of 20, 1-minute sketches depicting the chaos of 2020.

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