To coincide with Jasmina Cibic’s solo exhibition 'The Pleasure of Expense', playwright and actor John McCann leads two participatory theatre workshops at Cooper Galley that will explore the enduring power of theatre and performance as crucial means of protest. At a time when words and gestures are increasingly challenged, manipulated and devalued and when even the smallest gesture has the capacity to be utterly revolutionary it’s time to ask yourself ‘How will I act?’.


'The theatre itself is not revolutionary: it is a rehearsal for the revolution.'

Augusto Boal



Workshop is free and no prior experience is required to participate.


To book a place please email with your full name and which or both workshops you wish to participate in.


This is the second of two workshops, the first one is on Tue 29 Oct.


Workshop leader Biography

John McCann is a two-time Scotsman Fringe First winning playwright (SPOILING, Traverse Theatre 2014 and DUPed, Ambergris 2018). Originally from Portadown in County Armagh, he now lives in Tayport, Fife. Before moving to Scotland in 2008 he was Outreach Director with Tinderbox Theatre Company in Belfast.



'The Pleasure of Expense' is a major solo exhibition of new works by award-winning Slovenian artist Jasmina Cibic, internationally lauded since representing Slovenia at the 55th Venice Biennial (2013). Cibic's exhibition at Cooper Gallery choreographs film, sculpture, photography, textile, performance and archives into a provocative mediation on the aesthetics and gestures underscoring contemporary politics and international relations.


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