Previous Work

2016

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‘LABYRINTH’

 

2.30PM SATURDAY 5TH NOV 2016

@ THE CITIZENS THEATRE

 

 

IGNITE SENIORS PRESENT A WORK IN PROGRESS OF THEIR NEW DEVISED PLAY.

 

 


 

 

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‘UNDER PRESSURE’

 

2.30PM SUNDAY 6TH NOV 2016

 

@ WEBSTERS THEATRE

 

A NEW PLAY EXPLORING MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING DEVISED BY IGNITE’S INTERMEDIATE GROUP AND DIRECTED BY SKYE LONERAGAN.

 

PART OF GLASGOW CAN’S  ANNUAL ARTS & HEALTH PROGRAMME.

EXCHANGE 2016

 


 

CELEBRATION – DEVISED BY IGNITE JUNIORS, DIRECTED & SCRIPTED BY AILEEN RITCHIE

 

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Developed for Refugee Festival Scotland 2016 by Aileen Ritchie and Ignite JuniorsCelebration is a short play following the birthday celebrations of two children in Glasgow, one of whom is newly arrived in the city.

 


YOU + ME, US + THEM – DEVISED BY IGNITE SENIORS, DIRECTED & SCRIPTED BY AILEEN RITCHIE

 

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Directed and scripted by Aileen Ritchie from improvisations by Ignite SeniorsYou + Me, Us + Them was created as part of National Theatre of Scotland’s Exchange 2016 international youth theatre festival. The play was first performed as part of Refugee Festival Scotland 2016 before its performance at Exchange 2016.

Set in a Scottish care home, the play unfolds over one evening, examining isolation, self-harm and low self-esteem, and young people’s search for identity and solidarity in an increasingly precarious world.

 


 

CHILDREN OF THE JUNGLE – DEVISED BY IGNITE INTERMEDIATES, DIRECTED BY MANU KUREWA, SCRIPTED BY AILEEN RITCHIE

 

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Directed by Manu Kurewa and scripted by Aileen Ritchie from improvisations by Ignite IntermediatesChildren of the Jungle was developed for Refugee Festival Scotland 2016.

Following the fates of young refugees separated from their families and in search of a place of safety, the play charts their journeys from Afghanistan and Syria, as they enter Europe, ultimately arriving at Calais’s notorious ‘Jungle’.

 


 

MELA ON YOUR DOORSTEP

 

Ignite ran workshops to create costumes for the parade, Netherton Juniors staged a short performance, and Senior member Euan and Intermediate member Lomond compered the event.

 


 

SPRING FLING

 

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Held at Netherton Community Centre, this was one of our regular sharing events with the local community where members present sketches and work in development.

 


 

RESEARCHING MULTILINGUALLY AT THE BORDERS OF LANGUAGE, THE BODY, LAW AND THE STATE

 

A collaboration with the University of Glasgow’s ambitious research project Researching Multilingually at the Borders of language, the Bady, Law and the State , our Artistic Director and 5 of our members were invited to participate in a 5 day residency at the Allanton Peace Sanctuary with a number of professional practitioners.

 


 

2015

 

SUGAR RUSH – DEVISED BY IGNITE SENIORS, SCRIPTED BY AILEEN RITCHIE, & DIRECTED BY MANU KUREWA

 

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Inspired by the experiences of one of Ignite Theatre’s 17 year old members who is a type 1 diabetic, Sugar Rush explores society’s problematic relationship with sugar.

Growing obesity means that levels of type 2 diabetes are rising rapidly. Seen from the perspective of someone who has lived with diabetes all their life, Sugar Rush questions the daily choices which people make around food and the risks they are taking with their health; it asks them to pause and think about what they are really putting into their bodies.

‘Should be seen by everyone – folk don’t know enough about this subject matter.’ – SYT audience member

‘Has inspired me to introduce drama to my own kids!’ – Netherton audience member

 


THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE – CREATED BY NETHERTON JUNIORS, FACILITATED BY MANU KUREWA AND IGNITE SENIORS

 

A pop up installation created by Netherton Juniors for Glasgow CAN‘s NW Arts Trail 2015.

 


JUDGE OR BE JUDGED – WRITTEN BY IGNITE SENIORS WITH ADDITIONAL MATERIAL BY AILEEN RITCHIE, & DIRECTED BY SALLY HENDRY & EUAN FERGUSON

 

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Judge or be Judged is a provocative series of related short plays examining global issues of tolerance and justice from a teenage point of view.

Judge or be Judged explores the negative stereotypes which label young people as ‘mad, bad or dangerous’. It asks each of us to look beyond age, race and appearance and try and understand each person as an individual.

Created for Refugee Festival Scotland 2015Judge or be Judgedexplores the human rights themes of Dignity, Equality and Respect.

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‘The writing was very honest. I liked the range of performers on stage.’ – SYT audience member

‘Ignite is inspirational- an amazing group of warm, welcoming, talented individuals. Well done!!’ – Knightswood audience member

 


 

THE MESSAGE – WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY AILEEN RITCHIE, BASED ON RESEARCH & IMPROVISATIONS BY KNIGHTSWOOD JUNIORS

 

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Based on the true story of a girl who finds a message sewn into her clothes from a child worker in the developing world, the idea forThe Message originated with an Ignite member.

The show was developed for Refugee Festival Scotland 2015 by Knightswood Juniors and explores how each of us can make a difference in the lives of others. Telling the story of 2013’s Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh and examining the plight of child workers, The Message asks how a child in Scotland who buys a T-shirt made by a child in Bangladseh can make a difference.

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‘Great show. A powerful message performed simply with maturity and talent.’ – Tron Theatre audience member

‘Interested and talented children showing they care.’ – Tron Theatre audience member

‘Should be made into a short film and used to raise awareness around textile workers rights and fairtrade’ – Tron Theatre audience member

‘Addressed topics that aren’t talked about a lot – play more informative than the news. Very well done!’ – Tron Theatre audience member

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2014

 

WEANS IN THE WID

TESTIMONY

THE DUKE STREET DASH

THE YOUNG MR YOUNG

THE ISLAND

 


 

2013

 

NO LOGO

 


 

2012

 

TRUE COLOURS/BANDBAZI

 


 

2011

 

TRUE COLOURS

SNOW ANGELS

LHM CINDERS

 


 

2010

 

CIRCLE OF THE ASYLUM SEEKER