Stepping Up, Stepping Out

In May and June of 2021, Stellar Quines worked in partnership with SHE Scotland and Stepping Stones to engage a group of women and girls aged between 14-26 to explore their experiences of COVID through theatre-making.

Funded by Inspiring Scotland, a series of creative workshops was developed to enable the young women to make new friends, build their confidence and address their emotional resilience, after a year of living through a pandemic, in a safe and supportive environment.

The workshops allowed them to be reflective whilst developing skills in writing, costume-making, directing and storytelling. The product of their work was a short film, Masquerade, shot on location in Muirhouse with the participants working alongside a director to realise their final vision.

Thank you to the artists;

  • Playwrights: Nelly Kelly and Lynda Radley
  • Videographer: Jassy Earl
  • Theatre-maker and Director: Beth Godfrey
  • Costume-maker: Jessica Brettle
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Masquerade Screening

On 26 June, the creators of Masquerade assembled for a screening of the film at North Edinburgh Arts.

Our Partner

Thank you to the team at Inspiring Scotland for their continued support for the Stepping Up, Stepping Out Project.

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Stellar Quines runs a range of projects working with young people, especially those who might not have had the opportunity to experience or make theatre before.

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A group of young women are standing backstage in a theatre listening to the crew talk about their work.