PACE Theatre Company is delighted to announce an exciting new company of emerging theatre-makers/artists, supported by Renfrewshire Council’s Culture, Heritage and Events Fund.
Rep Company is designed to bridge the gap between youth theatre and the professional theatre industry and will give young people the opportunity to develop professional theatre in a supported environment within Renfrewshire. PACE has long been recognised for developing up-and-coming artists and boasts an impressive list of alumni who have gone on to work professionally in film, theatre and TV industries.
Summer 2019 will see the Rep Company tour two ambitious new devised productions on the theme of mental health – Little Wings and Avalanche – both to be previewed at Paisley Arts Centre before premiering at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Rep Company artists will be mentored every step of the way by a PACE director and guest tutors.
We want to ensure this programme is as inclusive as possible and therefore a training has been awarded to each Rep Company artist to help financially support them during this programme.
Supported Renfrewshire Council’s Culture Heritage and Events Fund
Meet Rep Company 2019
Fraser is currently studying Filmmaking at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Fraser has been involved in theatre for most of his life and is incredibly passionate about making an impact and telling important stories with art. Fraser is also incredibly interested in the fusion of live theatre with digital elements, and this is something he hopes to be able to bring to the Rep Company. He cannot wait to collaborate with the rest of the company in creating exciting new pieces of work and taking them to the Fringe in August.
Andrea is a Spanish-German actress, writer and producer. She was part of the Citizens Theatre Young Company for four years, where she had the chance to create her own work, perform on the main stage as part of a curtain raiser and be an actor-musician. She has appeared in short films under her own production company, also writing and producing them. Currently, she is working on a brand new show called The Things We See, developed by her new theatre company Half-light Nights, for which she has also written and composed original music.
Allan is an actor/performer. Previously he has performed with Scottish Youth Theatre, National Youth Perferming Arts Company and National Theatre Scotland. He has appeared in short films produced by National Youth Film Academy and the National Youth Theatre. Currently Allan is living the struggling artist lifstyle trying to make ends meet doing what he loves and occassionally working as an extra, hand model, commercial actor etc. He works with Scottish Youth Theatre as a trainee drama tutor, is devising a play with the citizens theatre, and co-writing a play with fellow actor/performer michael dallas. Allan is always keen to get involved in new and exciting work and to perform on a stage or in front of a camera.
Stephanie attended PACE Youth Theatre herself before studying BA (Hons) Performance at University of the West of Scotland. She is currently studying her Masters in Playwriting & Dramaturgy at Glasgow University. Stephanie is a freelance facilitator/writer/director and part of the PACE artistic team. She was recently Assistant Director on Love & Information (Webster’s Theatre, Glasgow). Stephanie has also extensively worked with young people with additional support needs.
Poppy is a theatre-maker and performer from Glasgow, with a First Class BA(Hons) in Performance. Her eclectic work history includes making coffee, programme assisting at RCS, production co-ordinating with Glasgow Life and touring as a backing vocalist with Altered Images. She has also devised work in South Ayrshire: In Hidden Spaces, and Souvenir which was awarded Glasgow Social Events Best Play 2017. Having received funding through Time to Shine, she has started devising a piece with hopes of further development.
Iona has been a member of PACE Youth Theatre since the age of 5, and it has been through these years that she has grown to massively appreciate the arts. After leaving PACE she was lucky enough to join them as a member of staff, and work alongside a really talented team to encourage and inspire young artists and actors like herself. She is just about to graduate from the University of St Andrews, where she has been studying English for the last four years. Her time as a student has allowed her to hone her skills as a writer for the stage – something she hope to pursue in the future.
Carla has just left school and is taking a year out before continuing her studies. She is a long-standing member of PACE Youth Theatre, who has performed in countless PACE pantomimes, performances and workshops. Carla absolutely embraces all types of theatre from traditional Shakespeare’s to bold contemporary plays. She particularly enjoys theatre that has a focus on diversity and female representation, as well as theatre performed in intimate venues. She hopes that REP will give her an insight into the devising world, equipping her with the necessary skills to make her own work in her future career.
Jamie has been passionate about theatre for many years. They are currently studying BA Stage and Event Management at Rose Bruford College, having previously been a part of the Junior Conservatoire of Production course at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Jamie was recently the stage manager for shows at the Camden Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as well as being the Deputy Stage Manager for a new musical called Wondertown, written and devised by actor musicians.