A Performance Class: Free Radicals?

Wednesday 20 October 2021

The Ignorant Art School, Sit-in Curriculum #1

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Wednesday 20 October 2021, 13:30 - 14:30
Booking required?

'Free Radicals?' is a script-in-hand reading of a performance text which explores the extent, impact and legacy of Dundee’s radicalism. The text is based on first-hand historical and contemporary material; speeches, pamphlets, meeting minutes, newspaper articles. The text will be read in the grounds of the Cooper Gallery and exhibition space.

Written by John McCann

Read by Jade Anderson, Taylor Dyson and Calum Kelly


John McCann is a two-time Scotsman Fringe First Award winning playwright, performer, community theatre artist and director who lives in Tayport, Fife. Since May 2018 John has hosted Dundee’s only playwriting scratch night: SCRIEVE. SCRIEVE contributed to Cooper Gallery DJCAD’s 12 Hour Non-State Parade | International Symposium (2019) and Ambiguous Becoming (2020). John’s recent productions include COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, (Ambergris); DUPed (Ambergris); SPOILING (Traverse Theatre); FAMLA (Tinderbox Theatre Company); DANCING AT THE DISCO AT THE END OF THE WORLD (Replay Theatre Company).

Image credits

  • Free Radicals? Performance views. Photography by Sarah Smart

Funding support

The Ignorant Art School at Cooper Gallery, DJCAD is supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland and Henry Moore Foundation.

lottery funded logo, henry moore foundation, dundee libraries
Event type Gallery event
Event category Design and Art