In Motion Theatre in association with See Me

Fourteen writers have been working with playwright and creative director of In Motion Theatre Company Lisa Nicoll to create stories and monologues around the theme ‘The Voice Behind The Picture' as part of a partnership project between In Motion and See Me. Over a series of live and recorded workshops and one to one development, these writers have each created 5 minute stories which take us beyond what people see, hear or take at face value.

These pieces were recorded by actors during lockdown and premiered as part of a digital new writers night via Traverse Theatre on Thursday 2 July 2020.

The writers involved are; Stephen Arthur, Lesley Capitanchik, Grant Christie, Lindsay Craik, Lynsey Duffy, Arron Greechan, Angela McCrimmon, Abi Pirani, Grant Redmond, Leah Rossvel, Nora Smyth, Dianne Stewart, Nicola Todd and Chris Tait.

The short plays are performed by; Stephen Arthur, Karen Bartke, Daniel Cameron, Angela Cassidy, George Docherty, Cameron Fulton, Rachael Keillor, Mary Gapinski, Colin Little, Andrew McIntosh, Lorna May, Rachel Ogilvy, Josh Whitelaw and Rhiannon Wyn Thompson.

The Voice Behind The Scenes

A set of short talks from the writers behind The Voice Behind the Picture explaining the inspiration for their monologues.

More About In Motion Theatre

In Motion Theatre are a new writing theatre company who write and tour their own work and support and nurture the writing of others. They will be touring their new play ‘Other Side of The River’ by Lisa Nicoll in association with Paisley Arts Centre and Future Paisley in 2021 which is inspired by Ferguslie Park in Paisley and tells the fictional story of the truth behind a community that has been tarred by the media.

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More About See Me

See Me is Scotland’s national programme to end mental health stigma and discrimination. See Me support projects which encourage and support meaningful conversations about mental health to take place. See Me believes that participatory art can be one of the most meaningful ways to engage audiences and change behaviours.

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Get Involved

If you are interested in finding out more about the Voice Behind the Picture project and how you could get involved as a participant or if you have a group who would like to embark on a similar project in the future please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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