Event

A Play Class: Free Radicals?

Wednesday 22 September 2021

The Ignorant Art School, Sit-in Curriculum #1

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Date

Wednesday 22 September 2021

18:00 - 19:30

Booking required?

Yes

Exploring the extent, impact and legacy of Dundee’s radicalism, Playwright John McCann will be developing a text through a participatory creative workshop. Drawing on first-hand historical and contemporary material; including speeches, pamphlets and newspaper articles, the session will be an invaluable opportunity to join a writer interrogating their own writing process and sharing their inspirations. The completed piece will be presented in Cooper Gallery later in October.

This event forms part of The Ignorant Art School, Sit-in Curriculum #1.

Facilitator biography

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).

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