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The Great Yes, No, Don’t Know, Five Minute Theatre Show

How do you define independence in five minutes, live online?

The National Theatre of Scotland’s The Great Yes, No, Don’t Know, Five Minute Theatre Show did just that, providing hundreds of answers to one very important question: what does independence mean to you?

Curated by David Greig and David MacLennan, the show celebrated a momentous year for Scotland by live-streaming hundreds of five-minute ‘micro-shows’ on the theme of ‘independence’ on The Space.

Over 24 hours, starting on 23 June 2014, professional, amateur and first-time theatremakers from Scotland and beyond created short scenes, songs, skits, rants and plays, and performed them for live and online audiences.

Please note: this video contains some strong language.

About this Artist

This event was commissioned by The National Theatre of Scotland and The Space, and curated by David Greig and David MacLennan.

David Greig is a playwright, screenwriter and director. He has worked on many shows for The National Theatre of Scotland, and contributed to Dear Scotland, a co-commission by The Space and National Theatre of Scotland, to mark the Independence Referendum in 201 .

David MacLennan is one of the founders of the 7:84 Theatre Company and the producer of A Play, a Pie and a Pint at Oran Mor in Glasgow’s West End. He co-founded the Wildcat company and Glasgow’s 'Mayfest’, opened the Clyde Theatre in Clydebank and the Pleasance Theatre in Edinburgh as a Fringe venue, and was also a contributor to Dear Scotland.

The National Theatre of Scotland is supported by the Scottish Government and takes theatre all over Scotland and beyond. It has made hundreds of productions in all kinds of places - from airports and tower blocks to ferries and forests.

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