Hope this finds you okay, home, with / in close contact with pals and loved ones.
I just wanted to pop a wee note out from the Storytelling perspective to let you know how we can help – and what’s going on up in Scotland.
Of course all of our current touring work; the brilliant Superfan with Like Animals; Theatre Gu Leor with MAIM; Harry Clayton-Wright’s first UK solo tour with Sex Education; Ellen Renton’s superb Within Sight; and our home at Summerhall has closed its doors for the time being.
At Storytelling we are lucky to have access to some of the best in the business in PR, but also to our accountant and finance manager Sal. Sal and I are jumping on webinars, reading long, long documents and gaining as much knowledge as we can on the current situation to 1) keep Storytelling going, and 2) to be able to provide support for our artists.
To our dear trans, lgbtq+ artists, please let us know if you need any allyship – whatever form that takes – we’re here.
This is going to be a hard time for all – I know there’s nothing I can say. The future will come round, it may look different, I think we all hope it will, and as I’ve said before, artists and events people know how to prepare new strategies, systems and manage a crisis up there with the best of them, so know you GOT THIS.
Take the breaks you need, drink all the tea and wine you need to.
Miriam & the storytelling team X
P.s: if you need a wee pick-me-up, we’ve put together a Spotify playlist! Give ‘er a listen!