ETHICS

BLUSH / Snuff Box Theatre

BLUSH / Snuff Box Theatre

The raw emotions on display in Blush are the primal responses to those whose lives have been detrimentally affected by pornography. Five candid stories address porn addiction, revenge porn, seeking approval and validation through porn, and as the characters and voices change, it’s apparent they are all defined by exposure to porn.

ANYTHING THAT GIVES OFF LIGHT / The TEAM & National Theatre of Scotland

ANYTHING THAT GIVES OFF LIGHT / The TEAM & National Theatre of Scotland

Two Scotsmen and an American woman walk into a bar and... The set-up for fringe stalwarts the TEAM's collaboration with the National Theatre of Scotland might sound jokey, but that's not how the action or fiercely political argument plays out. All three characters are experiencing an identity crisis of sorts, and seek brittle refuge in each other as they attempt to navigate or make sense of their disquietude.

DOUBTING THOMAS / Grassmarket Projects

DOUBTING THOMAS / Grassmarket Projects

Doubting Thomas is ostensibly about Glasgow's criminal underworld, but it's also about the consequences of childhood trauma and neglect, and it's about rehabilitation. Written and performed by Thomas McCrudden with support from the cast, it is the true story of his violent past, detailing his time both in and out of prison.

THE ROAD TO HUNTSVILLE / Stephanie Ridings

THE ROAD TO HUNTSVILLE / Stephanie Ridings

he Road to Huntsville is a performance lecture that starts off asking why women fall in love with men on death row, and ends up questioning how state execution is ever allowed to happen. Written and presented by Stephanie Ridings, it's the culmination of a research project of hers that began objectively enough but became profoundly personal.

GMO: GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISM / Act One

GMO: GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISM / Act One

GMO: Genetically Modified Organism takes the form of a trial, with the audience as the jury. Not a new idea - Ayn Rand was an early pioneer with a play called Night of January 16th - it is an appropriate choice for a show that wants to put across arguments on both sides of an issue, in this case editing of the human genome, and make the audience choose which is right.