Twenty-year-old HND Acting and Performance student Georgia Smith is one of the faces of this year’s PASS Out cast. Georgia will be joining her classmates to give two devised performances based on the theme of ‘revolting’ at the Traverse Theatre as part of Glow festival 2018.
“My involvement in Glow festival is as part of PASS Out 2018. We’re working with professional directors to devise a show, which we’ll perform across two nights at the Traverse theatre. I’m really looking forward to performing in one of my favourite theatres in Edinburgh with friends from my course. We’ve built up a real sense of community during our studies and it’s great to have the opportunity to work together on our final performances.
The performances will be based around the theme of ‘revolting’ and we’ve been spent some time talking about our past experiences with each other, and the directors, to establish what the word means to us. Having an opportunity to work with the professional directors has really helped to build my confidence. When I first started the course I had a real confidence problem – I’m naturally very quiet – I got passed this by pushing myself to do more things that took me out of my comfort zone, like singing in front of the class and pushing myself to be more adventurous with my portrayal of characters.
I really can’t wait to put on a show that will be a completely different experience to anything else I’ve done during my time at college. It will be a powerful performance about revolting and everything that means to us.
My course has given me a chance to be taught by industry professionals who have shared a lot of insight into the business. I’ve made lifelong friends while learning the craft of acting and what it takes to become an actor.”