New World Premiere at Edinburgh International Festival

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We are so. excited. to announce that our latest collaboration with the National Theatre of Scotland, Anything That Gives Off Light, will make its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival in August 2016.

From the press release:

Every light casts a shadow…

The National Theatre of Scotland, the TEAM and the Edinburgh International Festival are delighted to announce the world premiere of a new co-production Anything That Gives Off Light, which will premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival in August 2016.

Anything That Gives Off Light uses the Scottish Enlightenment as a lens through which to examine the contrasting and overlapping national myths of Scotland and America. This new collaboration is set to premiere in August 2016 and marks the debut of the TEAM at the Edinburgh International Festival.

Written collaboratively, Anything That Gives Off Light, is led by Rachel Chavkin, the TEAM Artistic Director, and Davey Anderson, whose work as Associate Director with the National Theatre of Scotland includes Enquirer, To Begin, Black Watch and Home.

Anything That Gives Off Light follows the story of a Scottish man who, after years of living in London, catches the sleeper train north to the heart of Scotland for a homecoming he’s been putting off for years.  In a pub, an American woman drinks alone, trying to remember who she is while forgetting where she came from. When their paths collide they set off on a tour of the Highlands, slipping through the cracks between present and past, waking and dreaming, the real and the imagined. But as they shed the layers of their national identities, the ghosts of dead philosophers, crofters, cowboys, myth-makers and soothsayers get ever closer.

Featuring live music from the Scottish-American folk tradition, and the TEAM’s trademark athletic performance style, this foot-stomping collaboration explores the tension between self interest and sacrifice and the individual and the collective in the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness.

We’re looking forward to another summer in Scotland!

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