Current Project

A New Voice

For this project, we ran twenty workshop sessions with groups in our target areas around Edinburgh, which included Saheliya Women, Kirkgate session with Engender and LGBT Health, Meadowbank Writers Group, South Neighbourhood Office and Library Creative Writing Group, Comas Women, Link Up Womens Support Centre, Canongate Youth, Oxgangs Care Group Women’s Meet Up, Harmony Choir for Mental Health, Citadel Youth Peer Mentoring Girls Group,  Stanwell Nursery School in Leith and Grassmarket Community’s Women Creative Writing Group.
During these sessions we explored the women’s view of theatre and writing and it’s relevance to them. We then moved on to some simple writing exercises that led to the creation of a number of short scripts. This led to over twenty scripts coming into the Wildfire email over a two week period from women who previously had not been able to find an outlet for their creative writing due to lack of confidence or simply not knowing where to send their work.
 
The climax of this project was a professional performed reading of this work in the Traverse Theatre to which everyone involved in the various sessions was invited to hear their own words on the professional stage.
 
 
Dorothy Baird (Link Up Women's Support)  "I just wanted to thank you...for a really brilliant workshop both last Monday and this morning at Link Up Women’s Support Centre. I know for sure that the group was really engaged in the work and fascinated at how you all could turn their words into really dramatic moments. You were all very inspiring and encouraging.”  
 
Ruth Micallef (Canongate Youth): “Wildfire Theatre were a breath of fresh air. It’s vital for the young women I engage with not only to feel empowered, but to find an outlet for their stories. Wildfire Theatre allowed them the space to do it, and reminded them that each of their voices are important.”
 
Vivienne Bell , "The whole experience was inspirational.” 

PROJECT#1@the Fringe 20th AUGUST 8pm

For those who missed it in February, here's one last chance to see our first ever venture. Rehearsed readings of work by Frances McCann and Claire McCracken at the Traverse Theatre.

"The writing is as fresh and exciting as the company's ambitions and the four founders/performers have the talent, experience and commitment to see it through." Edinburgh Guide

Tickets available

www.traverse.co.uk


This project is supported by: and the Traverse Theatre.