Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Website Review

I came across this review of our new website (we're featured in the second half).

We'd love to know what you think of the new site. All feedback is welcomed.


Monday, 29 June 2009

Audience Insight Award

Here's a wee clip of Alison talking about our Personas project which recently won an Audience Insight Award at the GaGAs.

Audience Insight from GGA on Vimeo.

Photo © Marius Alexander

Thanks to GGA for organising a great day...and Mark Boulton Design for leading us through our Persona Generation.


Thursday, 25 June 2009

Getting to Know: Leann O'Kasi - Trainee Director

From September 2008 – August 2009, Leann O’Kasi was the first Trainee Director of a new scheme generously supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. We asked her to share a little bit of her experience over the past year!

"I found out I got the job at the Citz one sunny Monday evening back in August 2008. A few rain storms and a week later I had moved to Glasgow and was working at the theatre on the first production of that season!

"I’ve been faced with so many different challenges that have thrown me head first into the deep end (and I can’t actually swim) but thankfully I’ve always surfaced feeling more at ease and theatrically energised. Highlights have been seeing the Circle Studio transformed into an 80s -esque underground night club for Citizen Y, being blown away by the pure visual spectacle that was Don Juan and crying like a baby at the end of the first act of the Wizard of Oz.

"But of course it’s seeing my own work being performed that has given me that extra bit of satisfaction."(Ed note: Leann adapted and directed her own version of Hans Christian Anderson's The Red Shoes in May).

"I’m really looking forward to coming back to direct Suzan Lori-Park’s Pulitzer Prize winning Topdog/Underdog this autumn. Even though it transports us to a seedily furnished room in New York it could be set in many living rooms throughout the world.

"I hope the next Trainee Director enjoys this experience as much as I did and makes it their own. As for me, I’m so excited about the next phase in my development and the endless possibilities that the Citz has opened up to me."

Thanks Leann - we've really enjoyed having you here at the Citizens as part of our team!

Monday, 22 June 2009

Autumn season now on sale

The Citizens autumn season is now on sale! Highlights include the great Shakespeare tragedy Othello, a new version by the National Theatre of Scotland of Lorca's The House Of Bernarda Alba, the Pulitzer prize-winning play Topdog/Underdog and an exclusive Glasgow preview of the Edinburgh International Festival show, The Last Witch.

Book now or visit the what's on section of our website.

Or flick through this virtual version of our brochure:

Click the preview to view full size.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

New Site Launched

It's official, the brand new Citizens Theatre website is live.


We are still working on pointing the TAG domain to this site, but in the meantime you can check out loads of new content for the Autumn Season 2009, which goes on sale officially tomorrow!


Friday, 19 June 2009

Web disruption

We are in the process of launching a brand new website for both Citizens and TAG work together. This means that botn of our current websites are likely to go offline today. We aim to have a fully functioning new website for you by Monday 22nd.

I'll post again when it's ready for action, then you can let us know what you think.


Tuesday, 16 June 2009

What A Braw Partnership!

Well, the party is over! Our 6 visitors from Sweden have just left after a fantastic week of shared activity. We've shown them all over Glasgow, relished Rena's reminiscence in the Peoples Palace, had a feast at the Hidden Gardens, sung our hearts out at Bridging the Gap, taken part in inspirational drama workshops led by 2 more international visitors from Chicago, applauded the Hot Mikado (performed by Scotland School of Dance) in the main auditorium, caroused at a party and finally, at the farewell lunch in the canteen, we were delighted by a visit from a member of St Francis Pipe Band, who gave us four tunes, whilst someone performed an impromptu a highland fling...braw or what?!!

This partnership between the group from Lansteatern, Orebro and the Citizens Community Company has been an amazing experience for all concerned. We have shared and learnt, uncovering so much that we have in common. Some excellent moments of drama have been created as well as some great international friendships born. I don't think anyone of us that took part will forget our week in Orebro or the week in Glasgow. Tears were shed as our visitors left on Friday afternoon but we all hope this will not be the end.