Academy pupil to represent Scotland in Theatre Festival

ROSALIND WATT: An incredible journey awaists.
ROSALIND WATT: An incredible journey awaists.

Inverurie Academy pupil, Rosalind Watt (16) has been chosen to represent Scotland at a pioneering International Youth Theatre event to be held in Norway.

Rosalind, who was nominated to take part in group auditions at the National Theatre of Scotland in Glasgow by her youth theatre, Mitchell School of Drama, was one of only eight young people selected from all over Scotland to form a bespoke Scottish Company.

Having been a member of Mitchell School of Drama for many years, Rosalind is delighted to be part of the newly formed Company, and can’t wait to play her part in showcasing the best of young acting and theatre-making talent from Scotland. She said: “I thought it was exciting enough to get the audition, and still can’t believe I am one of the eight. It’s going to be a great summer.”

Hosted by Rogaland Theatre, Stavanger, RE:LOCATION 2012 is a new International Youth Theatre Project designed to celebrate excellence in performing arts. Scotland is privileged to be one of only six nations invited to participate and is proud to be recognised as a leading nation in youth theatre arts in the Year of Creative Scotland.

This is a unique opportunity not only for the eight young people chosen, but also for the youth theatre sector of Scotland to benefit from sharing skills, ideas and inspiration with young people from across Europe.

The journey of the Scottish Company can watched online during the next three months, from creating a new piece of theatre, to performances at the National Festival of Youth Theatre 2012 in Glenrothes, Fife, and at RE:LOCATION 2012, Norway.

Colin Bradie, CEO/Director, Promote YT (Scotland) said: “With over 80 youth theatre’s engaging 14,000 young people in positive creative activity each week youth theatre is very much alive and well in Scotland. Our invitation to participant in RE:LOCATION represents an amazing opportunity to showcase Scotland’s talents internationally and we, along with our partners, are delighted to put together a company of eight exceptional young theatre makers to fly our flag in Norway this summer. It will be an exceptional experience for them.”

To keep up with Rosalind’s journey and the project follow RE:LOCATION on Facebook, on Twitter #RESCOT2012, and on the Mitchell School of Drama website.