Let's Talk 2021

The Firework Heart by Calum Moore

Calum Moore
Tiger Mitchell

'The Firework Heart' reflects the sudden, spiralling, and sometimes lyrical extremes of someone living with BiPolar.

Calum is a Glasgow-based Writer, Director and Theatre-Maker currently pursuing his Masters at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Artistically, he seeks to explore the boundaries of verse drama, and, as such, his writing favours emphasis on rhythm and wordplay. Most recently, he has thoroughly enjoyed being a writer with the Scottish Youth Theatre's 2020 Stories project.​

Tiger is an Edinburgh based artist with interests in acting and music, physical theatre and radio. He hopes to work in and around Scotland. He is a huge advocate for diversity in theatre and enjoys telling stories from all walks of life. 

Becoming Dust by Cara Watson

Cara Watson
Shannon Davidson

'Becoming Dust' is a story about human nature's need to explore whilst dealing with modern day pressures and anxiety as barriers to leading a fulfilling life. 

Cara Watson is an actor and creative originally from Fife. She attended the MGA Academy of Performing Arts and graduated with a first class honours degree in Acting in 2019. Since then she has co-created an all-female theatre company called 'Untie My Tongue' and plans to launch their first production later this year.

Shannon Davidson is an actor and performer based in Central Scotland, working across the country. Shannon graduated from Edinburgh College and since then has appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well as commercials and short films.

Flying Bird by G.R. Greer

G.R. Greer
Joanne Randle

'Flying Bird' is a story about Ann and her mental health. The piece explores the Scottish prison system and the effects imprisonment can have on women. 

G.R. Greer is a gay Scottish playwright, screenwriter and actor who resides in Glasgow. He graduated from QMU with a First Class BA (Honours) in Drama and Performance in 2016. The same year he began his MLitt in Playwriting and Screenwriting at the University of St Andrews where he graduated in 2017.

Joanne is a graduate of Rose Burford College and is represented by Victoria Steven Management. She is currently appearing in the Scottish Government Covid vaccination campaign across television and social media. Originally from England, Joanne has called Scotland home for almost fifty years.

Why Can't You Just be Normal? by Lisa McDonald

Lisa McDonald
Jade McDonald

'Why Can't You Just Be Normal?' is a story about coping, living and surviving during lockdown. It uses people watching as a way to explore the world we're currently living in.

Lisa McDonald is a director, writer and actor based in North Lanarkshire, working across the Central Belt of Scotland. She is the co-founder and artistic director of Simply Surreal and Central Belters. 

Jade McDonald has been acting since she was ten years old, working with the Kirkintilloch Players. She graduated from Glasgow Kelvin College with an HND in Acting and Performance in 2018, then continued with her studies at QMU and Edinburgh Napier on the BA (Hons) Acting for Stage and Screen Course. She has performed at the Fringe Festival and has recently earned her first professional voice over credit.

I'm the Worst by Lucy Wilson

Lucy Wilson
Actor & Writer

'I'm the Worst' written by and performed by Lucy Wilson.

Lucy Wilson is a writer, actor and theatre maker from Central Scotland. She has recently worked with the Old Vic and Scottish Youth Theatre and is part of the current cohort of Young Writers at the Traverse Theatre.

Let's Talk by Matthew Swan

Matthew Swan
Becca Lamont

'Let's Talk' is about a Saturday night during lockdown. A poetic monologue about isolation, support and mental health awareness.

Matthew Swan is a writer, director and workshop facilitator based in West Lothian. He enjoys writing about a whole range of issues in many different genres. Recently, he's enjoyed exploring poetic texts and monologues.

Becca Lamont is a performer and workshop facilitator based in Edinburgh and working across the Lothians. She works with children and young people with at the root and MBArts. She enjoys performing and taking on roles that explore big questions and brings heart and emotion to the texts.

Sweet Salt by Victoria Meek

Victoria Meek
Cindy Awor

'Sweet Salt' is a poetic stream of consciousness about the rehearsal of a conversation. It explores the relationship our inner selves have with the outside world.

Victoria is a playwright from Bathgate. She graduated from QMU in 2018 with a BA (Hons) in Drama & Performance, and more recently from The University of Glasgow with a MLitt in Playwriting & Dramaturgy in 2019. Victoria's writing lends itself to the surreal with an emphasis on the poetic - her short piece ' I Do Hope', a reflection of lockdown, can be found on writing collective Thrown Craws' social media channels.

Cindy is an actor based n Edinburgh and graduated in 2018 from Glasgow Clyde College. Since then, she's worked with a variety of theatre and TV companies such as Scottish Youth Theatre, Civic Digits Theatre Company and BBC Scotland.

Let's Talk 2021 

Directed & Edited by

Matthew Swan

Written by

Calum Moore, Cara Watson, G.R. Greer, Lucy Wilson, Lisa McDonald, Matthew Swan & Victoria Meek

Performed by

Becca Lamont, Cindy Awor, Jade McDonald, Joanne Randle, Lucy Wilson, Shannon Davidson & Tiger Mitchell

Released on 10 - 16 May 2021

At the Root Theatre

T: 07427674594

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