On The Verge is the annual showcase of new and experimental work created by students on the BA Acting and MA Classical and Contemporary Text courses at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. I helped the produce the festival in both 2016 and 2017.
In 2016, the festival saw fourteen new theatre pieces over the course of three days. Occupying the entirety of the first and second floor function rooms at Sloans Bar, the festival took place in four improvised performance spaces, with a central hub operating in the historic building’s Snug Bar.
The 2016 programme of work explored issues surrounding the military, mental health, ageing, bereavement, and the prison system. It also offered plenty on the lighter side of performance, from mockumentary theatre to a madcap music festival experience.
I collaborated with the lead producer and team of technicians to oversea the running of the festival. Working closely with individual artists to help them stage their vision, I took a keen interest in ensuring that On The Verge 2016 provided a platform for students to share their work at the highest standard.
In 2017, the festival took place at the Citizen's Theatre as saw the project grow in scale to host over 20 productions.