Generations was part of Another Evening of Entertainment in 2016 - the show was a celebration of all things theatre, music and local. We believe in creating spaces to celebrate local young talent including our drama and music groups.
Generations was our very first devised performance and was directed by Daniel Brown and was devised with our senior group.
Generations was a verbatim devised show based around the love and appreciation of community arts in West Lothian. The participants interviewed each other, family members and friends to create the show. We believe in creating work that relates to our participants and there's sometimes no better way than taking their words and putting it into a show.
The play used music, physical theatre, text and verbatim techniques to show a whole range of style and technique.
Generations was performed on the 15th and 16th of July at the Regal Theatre in Bathgate as part of our Another Evening of Entertainment weekend.
At the Root Theatre senior Group
Adam Tucker & Ryan Welsh
Working on Generations was a fantastic process and a massive learning curve for us as a theatre company. When working towards our performances for Another Evening of Entertainment, we wanted to explore different theatre styles with young people. Alongside Generations we devised Lost in the Shadows (a physical theatre performance).
Generations used verbatim text as a way to express ideas and celebrate what the young people loved - community and theatre. Throughout the process we used playwriting, devising and improvisation to create scenes based on the words spoken by each other, family and friends.