FOUR productions have been successful in the latest part of Refresh Now, Shetland Arts’ spring programme of new work from artists, performers, musicians and makers. The pieces will be staged at The Garrison Theatre in April, according to the COVID-19 restrictions in place at that time, currently they are planned to be filmed and screened online, however this may be subject to change.

You Made Me

Written by Stephenie Pagulayan, directed by Morag Mouat and presented by Islesburgh Drama Group

Stephenie has been working on this series of plays since 2019. The original one act play, which we will be staged as part Refresh Now, sets out as an exploration of misogyny, its definition and origins inspired by witnessing perceived misogynistic behaviour in our community. The wider set of plays explores 3 generations of the same family, taking one central character’s experience as the anchor to each short play.

Deliver: For the Love of Che and How Did We Do?

Created and presented by Da Choys (Jacqui Birnie and Kathy Hubbard)

The writing and performing duo chose the theme of ‘deliver’ for two short, complementary pieces, having pondered on its importance and significance in contemporary society. For the Love of Che deals with what happens when that which is delivered is absolutely not what was expected; How Did We Do? is a snapshot of life in a busy courier’s office in the early months of the Covid pandemic.

The Rag Tree

Written and directed by John Haswell

‘The Rag Tree’ was play written for Shetland Youth Theatre in the 1990’s and remains disturbingly relevant today. First written and performed in 1995, ‘The Rag Tree’ is notionally set in Pre-Christian Scotland. It was a reaction to the intolerant, ignorant and reactionary attitudes surrounding AIDs. It is a tragedy that with Covid 19 it is relevant today.

The Imposters: Live at The Garrison

The Imposters will be performing an exciting, socially distanced and entirely improvised comedy show. The Imposters are Shetland’s only improvised comedy troupe and have been performing together since 2016.

More information on performances can be found here. We'll be updating the project pages as they develop, so watch out!

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