SCARFED FOR LIFE
by Martin Travers
Directed by Kate Black, Set Design by Rachel Mimiec
The production of Martin Travers’ play Scarfed for Life was the outcome of our work with adults from the recovery community in Glasgow who had participated in our Tackling Sectarianism and Community Facilitators Training Programmes in the early part of 2016.
Our Drama Facilitator had used the text of the play to explore the dynamics and characteristics of sectarianism in Scotland. The play was an incredible resource for the group and encouraged in-depth discussions about the topic. The discussions also boosted their confidence in how to manage their opinions and facilitate the opinions of others.
Over and above this, the group decided they wanted to mount Scarfed for Life and with seed funding from Glasgow City Council’s Sense over Sectarianism project, two public performances took place at Maryhill Burgh Halls in July 2016.
Devised, written and performed by the group. Directed by Kate Black
This production was specially made for Scottish Refugee Week in partnershop with Parent Network Scotland, in June 2016 and performed at Botanic Gardens in Glasgow.
The performance told the story of a young African mother and her children and how they escaped the atrocities of their home country and their journey across many countries and their arrival in Scotland.
The cast comprised of women and children from several countries. All of them had strong connections with Parent Network Scotland and who had invited Kate to devise the show with them.