Eleanor Philpot

Glasgow youth theatre group, Junction 25 closes following funding issues

9:17, 11th September 2019

Critically acclaimed youth theatre company, Junction 25, is closing this month

It was announced last week that the Tramway based theatre company is closing due to ‘funding challenges’ which have arisen in the Scottish arts scene. Co-artistic directors, Jess Thorpe and Tashi Gore revealed the sad news in a statement on 2nd September, citing ‘the increasingly challenging situation with arts funding in Scotland.’

Junction 25 had been at the heart of new Scottish theatre for the past fifteen years, producing excellent production such as Anoesis, which was nominated for a Total Theatre award at the 2013 Edinburgh fringe. In 2015, it was presented with a CATS Whiskers award for ‘an outstanding achievement in pioneering and high-quality work by young people.’

Thorpe says: ‘In almost 15 years we have achieved more than we could ever have hoped. Working with so many young artists has been a huge highlight and represents so much learning and joy for us.’

Gore adds: ‘We are so sad to be ending this chapter but excited to be bringing out the book as a direct celebration of the amazing community of creativity and exploration we have all built together.’

A book entitled, A Beginners Guide to Devising Theatre will be published this month, celebrating the company’s pioneering approach to theatre making, with the work being penned by both Thorpe and Gore.

For more information visit: http://www.glassperformance.co.uk/

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