Touch A co-‐production of Ciarán Myers and Asylon Theatre presented by Universal Arts at the New Town Theatre. World premiere of a semi-‐immersive one-‐woman-‐play from an international company. Touch, at the New Town Theatre, comes from a team from Ireland, Poland, Canada, London, and Peru—all with strong ties to Edinburgh and Scotland. Jacky is sweet. She wants to get to know you better. She wants to help you. So why is there blood on the stage? Jacky used to teach people how to see and understand each other better. But when she starts to find that difficult in her own life, it unleashes a dark habit. In the true spirit of immersive theatre, she relies on you to help her navigate the narrow roads between her love and self-‐
loathing. Maybe you have as much to gain from her in return. “Come sit next to a stranger, maybe you’ll fall in love. It’s happened before!” Touch is a warm and charming story that guides us through the calamitous corners of our sense of self worth.
Written by Ciarán Myers, a recent Central School graduate and award-‐winning writer in Almost Random Theatre’s 2015 Valentine Plays Competition. Starring Katarzyna Wizental, coming all the way from Poland to play Jacky. Directed by the Artistic Director of Asylon Theatre, Marta Mari. Original score composed and performed by Raymond Considine. Costumes designed by Ellen Rey de Castro. 19th – 30th of August. 7pm. (1 hr running time.) @TouchThePlay touchtheplay.weebly.com universalartsfestival.com/by-‐show/Touch Contact Ciarán at [email protected] or 0785 877 1530 Tickets available at the EdFringe Box Office, universalartsfestival.com, and at the door.