Dumfries and Galloway Regional Ensemble - Offski
Dumfries and Galloway
Thirty talented young people aged between 13 and 23 worked together as part of a three-week project to create a brand-new piece of theatre, Offski, reflecting Scotland in 2018 and the imminent exit from the European Union.
Young people were mentored to shape and design the entire piece of work, including the creative team who were brought in to deliver the project. They were able to have first hand experience in a range of producing skills; from play-writing, choreography, devising, technical management, music and directing.
Four Associate Producers aged between 22 and 24 lead the project which became a piece of multi-level immersive theatre as part of Scotland’s themed Year of Young People 2018. Offski was a site-specific theatre piece which took place in the underground crypt of the Crichton Church, Dumfries.
The youth-led performance group hailed from all over Dumfries and Galloway, including Sanquhar, Kirkcudbright, Annan, Lockerbie, Castle Douglas, New Galloway, Newton Stewart, Gatehouse of Fleet and Dumfries.