Extract from Skeleton Wumman, written and directed by Gerda Stevenson and performed by Amy Conachan
Extract from Skeleton Wumman, written and directed by Gerda Stevenson and performed by Amy Conachan

National Theatre of Scotland: Scenes for Survival

National Theatre of Scotland‘s motto Theatre Without Walls is borne out in their online events, staged since lockdown began. Scenes for Survival is a season of digital short artworks, created in association with BBC Scotland, Screen Scotland, BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine project and Scotland’s leading theatre venues and companies, with support from Hopscotch Films.

The performing arts are being adversely affected for longer than many sectors, as theatres remain closed. Each artwork has been exceptionally created by a quarantine creative team, connecting remotely and made up of a performers, writers and directors and filmed by the performers, from their personal spaces of isolation. Over 100 leading artists and creatives have collaborated to create and release more than fifty unique films, all freely-available and with enhanced accessibility.

The season of works also act as a platform to raise money for the new Scenes For Survival Hardship Fund, for artists and theatre workers who have been hardest hit financially by the current crisis. Click here to donate to the fund.

Image: Extract from Skeleton Wumman, written and directed by Gerda Stevenson and performed by Amy Conachan