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Things My White Friends Say

Things My White Friends Say

[TW: racism, racial slurs, racial abuse, racial violence, sexual violence]

“Are you saying my children’s white lives do not matter?”
“Racism is a two-way street. If I were to walk through Brixton right now, I would be murdered by a gang of blacks for being white.”
“I don’t see colour”.
“You should be tied to a cross and set on fire.”
“There is no racism in Scotland.”
“If your mum is white and your dad is black, does that mean you’re half a n*****?”

These are just some of the things my white friends have said to me over the years.

Things My White Friends Say is an exploration of everyday racism conceived of in the light of George Floyd’s murder and the Black Lives Matter movement that has enthralled the world. Although many white people have engaged with this cause, so many more feel threatened as their white privilege has now been well and truly challenged. They don’t like it and will do all they can to resist change. Countless more deny that racism even exists.

Very much inspired by Gary McNair’s Locker Room Talk. Things My White Friends Say will see four actors of colour take to the stage to capture this important moment in our history. The actors will articulate their own experiences of racism, as well as other people of colour interviewed by the writer. The play will also present, confront, and challenge the views of a wide-ranging section of the white public from textile heiresses, to policemen, to journalists and more.

The play is a call to arms. A wee part of the revolution. An urgent story of black and brown racialized people that must be told, and that needs to be listened to.  A piece of theatre that takes on the truly terrifying monster of racism, asking who should take responsibility and how do we begin to move forward.

Written by Joe McCann
With dramaturgy and directed by Raman Mundair
Cast: Reuben Joseph, Laura Lovemore, Thandie Muronzi & Jatinder Singh Randhawa

Post-Show Event

On Saturday 12 June, 6-7pm we will be running an online post-show event hosted by Gillian Neish of Neish Training. This event provides a space and opportunity for people who have been affected by Things My White Friends Say to meet and discuss their thoughts and reflections in a safe facilitated Zoom session. Also present at the event will be writer Joe McCann and director Raman Mundair.

Content warning: Contains strong language and descriptions of racism, racial slurs and violent sexual and racial abuse.
Recommended age suitability: 18yrs+

Available to view 01/06/2021 to 12/06/2021
Free
It Takes All Ten | Digital Content

It Takes All Ten | Digital Content

Nine teenagers, nine doorsteps, nine envelopes, one city of Glasgow.  A mapa series of riddles, decisions to make and a willingness to take part in an adventure!  Are you in?  ‘Cause to make it work It Takes All Ten.

Tron Youth Theatre Seniors have been working online with director Sarah Rose Graber. Creating their first short film, they have collaborated with filmmaker Tim Reid by exploring storytelling skills on camera. The cast has come together online while working in isolation to conceive, develop, and rehearse their script. The filming occurred on location across the greater Glasgow area with a professional production team bringing it all together.

Lead Artist – Sarah Rose Graber
Supporting Artist – Catherine Ward Stoddart
Assisting Artist – Kate Fraser
Film Maker – Tim Reid
Sound Engineer – Andy Stuart
Original Sound – Gary Cameron
Production Manager – Dave Shea
Stage Manager – Laura Walshe

It Takes All Ten has been created in strict adherence with the Scottish Government’s Covid-19 guidelines for rehearsing and presenting theatre for digital consumption.

More information about Tron Youth Theatre Seniors can be found here.

The Tron gratefully acknowledges support for our online workshop programme from the Hugh Fraser Foundation and also the Gordon Fraser Foundation.

Image: The Horror, Tron Youth Theatre Seniors, 2019, credit John Johnston.

Available to view 07/06/2021 to 10/06/2021
Free
Young Person’s Guide to Being a Teenager | Digital Content

Young Person’s Guide to Being a Teenager | Digital Content

We all know what a teenager is right? If you answered ‘a young person aged between 13 and 19 years old’, then you would be correct and can award yourself 10 adult points. We’ve probably all met one and we have certainly all been one. But do we really know what it is like to be one in 2021?

The teens of Youth Theatre Juniors have come together to create an interactive diary, taking you through the mind of a young person. Explore everything and anything to do with teenage life, from their experiences of the global pandemic to demanding new and necessary rights, in this short film.

Lead Artist – Catherine Ward Stoddart
Supporting Artist – Sarah Miele
Assisting Artist – Lisa Kennedy
Film Editor – Miriam Sarah Doren

Young Person’s Guide to Being a Teenager has been created in strict adherence with the Scottish Government’s Covid-19 guidelines for rehearsing and presenting work for digital consumption.

More information about Tron Youth Theatre Juniors can be found here.

The Tron gratefully acknowledges support for our online workshop programme from the Hugh Fraser Foundation and also the Gordon Fraser Foundation.

Image: I Know You Are, But What Am I?, Tron Youth Theatre Juniors 2019, credit John Johnston.

Available to view 09/06/2021 to 11/06/2021
Free
The Woolgatherer’s | Digital Content

The Woolgatherer’s | Digital Content

An Audio Adventure

Woolgatherer (noun)
1. To engage in fanciful daydreaming.

Emergency meeting, emergency meeting! The adults have forgotten how to daydream! Woolgatherers assemble!

The past year has been tough on all of us. Constantly worrying about how to make banana bread, checking we aren’t on mute and pondering whether the loo roll really will sell out again. It has taken its toll on our brains and over the last twelve months we have simply stopped engaging with our imaginations. Gone are the days of in-shower concerts performed to a crowd of roaring fans. No more mentally spending your lottery winnings despite never putting on a ticket. Never again will you win Masterchef of the mind while throwing away yet another failed poached egg. It is time for the Woolgatherers to step in and help!

Join Skillshop Seniors as we reawaken your senses and let you fall back in love with daydreaming. From adventures in the lush leafy greens of the rainforest to expeditions across the ice cold Arctic, you will experience it all on an access-all-areas guided dream tour led by some of the world’s top Woolgatherers.

Lead Artist – Catherine Ward Stoddart
Supporting Artist – Sarah Miele
Assisting Artist – Lisa Kennedy
Sound Design – The Audio Story Company

The Woolgatherers has been created in strict adherence with the Scottish Government’s Covid-19 guidelines for rehearsing and presenting work for digital consumption.

More information about Tron Skillshop Seniors can be found here.

The Tron gratefully acknowledges support for our online workshop programme from the Hugh Fraser Foundation and also the Gordon Fraser Foundation 

Image credit: The Curse of Class 2B, Skillshop Seniors 2017, John Johnston

Available to view 10/06/2021 to 12/06/2021
Free
SongParty | Digital Content

SongParty | Digital Content

Tron Community Choir is a vibrant, eclectic and inspiring community group made up of people from all over Glasgow with a passion for music. 

The choir’s Song Party gig has become a regular feature in the Tron’s annual calendar.  Although choir members haven’t been able to meet in person since last March, they have continued to rehearse weekly online via Zoom. 

The group have been involved in both the singing and the creation of accompanying visuals for this digital gig and we have even managed to find a way to do a digital version of our famous choir-ee-oke with current and former members.

Choir Impresarios: Marix Leahy & Thomas Butler

Films edited by Marix Leahy with support from Walnut Wasp

Song Party has been created in strict adherence with the Scottish Government’s Covid-19 guidelines for rehearsing and presenting work for digital consumption.

More information about Tron Community Choir is available from this link.

Image credit: Tron Community Choir Song Party, 2019, Sally Jubb

Available to view 10/06/2021 to 12/06/2021
Free