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‘After Aria’ – Young People Make their Mark on the Fringe Festival

Posted: 12th August 2014

Impact Arts is delighted to present our first feature length play at Edinburgh’s world famous Fringe Festival! Our home in Leith, The Printworks, is an official Fringe venue (no. 404!) and for three days will play host to a sparkling commedia dell’arte called ‘After Aria’. The play has been devised by young people on Impact Arts’ Creative Pathways Programme.

The 18 week theatre arts workshops for 16-19 year olds who are not in employment, education or training, are split into three groups: Costume Design, Set Design and Performance. The young people in the performance group came together to write a play based around the idea that a young woman named Aria, the only daughter of Lord Pantalone and Lady Signora, is getting married. The audience are cordially invited to her engagement party…

Taking place in the garden of a wealthy merchant in Venice, the set of the site-specific play has been designed by the Set Design group. The players in this Renaissance street theatre will be clothed in Mediterranean garb with elaborate masks created by the Costume Design team.

The young theatre aficionados are excitedly anticipating the opening show:

“I have made a mask and kimono and I’m currently making a skirt which will all be used in the Fringe performance. I feel proud for being part of something and for making costumes which will be used in the After Aria show for everyone to see.”

Emma, Costume Design Group (Creative Pathways)

Tickets are only £8 or £7 concession and are available here. Please see the flyer above for the showtimes and location!

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