A Performance Class: Free Radicals?

20 Oct 2021

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Wed, 20 Oct
13:30 – 14:30

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Cooper Gallery

Dundee, United Kingdom


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Script-in-hand reading of a performance text exploring the extend, impact and legacy of Dundee's radicalism.


'Free Radicals?' is a script-in-hand reading of a performance text in the grounds of Cooper Gallery and in the exhibition space.

The text explores the extent, impact and legacy of Dundee’s radicalism. The text is based on first-hand historical and contemporary material; speeches, pamphlets, meeting minutes, newspaper articles.

Part of the events for The Ignorant Art School, Sit-in Curriculum #1.

John McCann is a two-time Scotsman Fringe First Award winning playwright, performer, community theatre artist and director who lives in Tayport, Fife. Since May 2018 John has hosted Dundee’s only playwriting scratch night: SCRIEVE. SCRIEVE contributed to Cooper Gallery DJCAD’s 12 Hour Non-State Parade | International Symposium (2019) and Ambiguous Becoming (2020). John’s recent productions include COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, (Ambergris); DUPed (Ambergris); SPOILING (Traverse Theatre); FAMLA (Tinderbox Theatre Company); DANCING AT THE DISCO AT THE END OF THE WORLD (Replay Theatre Company).
The performance takes place in Cooper Gallery and the grounds of the DJCAD campus. Audiences will be moving between areas during the performance.

The gallery is on two floors. First floor has ramped access and disabled toilet.
Second floor is accessible via lift and for wheelchair access via a stairclimber.

Due to additional safety measures please email in advance if you require lift or stairclimber access so we can arrange support.

Large print versions of the exhibition information handout are available, please ask our Guides.
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