Suitcase Stories


Tron Participation are seeking three committed and enthusiastic Scotland-based Theatre Artists to work on a new strand of community work: SUITCASE STORIES.

While the Tron Theatre doors remain closed, we are packing our suitcases and taking the Tron out to communities in a safe and socially distanced way, made possible through funding received by the Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund.  Suitcase Stories will see 3 teams create professional mini street theatre experiences to be performed from a suitcase as a pop-up event in locations across the city from December through to March.

Artists will bring the magic of performance to households across Glasgow potentially performing at the end of garden paths, in flat stairwells and doorsteps, from bus stops or viewed from a window.  In addition to local households we hope to visit car parks of local care homes and primary schools playgrounds.

Each Suitcase Stories project last for 4 weeks (plus 4 development days) and will be staggered between late October 20 – March 21.  

  • Project 1 will take place between November and December
  • Project 2 will take place between January & February
  • Project 3 will take place between February & March

You will be asked to indicate your preference at the application stage.

We are seeking proposals from artists who feel they have an innovative idea that would make a great Suitcase Story.  Suitcase Story ideas may be brand new, an idea already in development or a piece/character that has already performed in a different context and you feel would adapt and work well in a street theatre format. 

Applicants are expected to have a track record of creating their own professional work and/or facilitating on community arts projects with a family focus.  They will be passionate about community engagement and the positive outcomes such experiences can bring for the audiences involved.  They will be supported by the Creative Learning Manager, Head of Production and the infrastructure of the core Tron Theatre team.   The individual will be imaginative and creative with great people skills. 

This is a freelance contract with a fixed fee of £2800. This is broken down into 4 weeks full time @£550 per week plus 4 days development @£150 per day. 

Job Specification:Suitcase Stories Lead Artist (Word) or  Suitcase Stories Lead Artist (pdf)
Application form questions (Word): Suitcase Stories Application questions

Applications must be completed using our online form:

The deadline for completed applications is Monday 28th September, 5pm.

If you are interested in submitting an application but would prefer to do so through an alternative method such as an audio or filmed response, please get in touch with us on

We actively encourage those who identify as having characteristics currently under-represented in the theatre sector to apply.

Please note Artists on the project will be appointed subject to a satisfactory PVG check.

Suitcase Stories is being delivered with support from the Scottish Government's Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund.

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