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#8 in this unique series, Artistic Director and renowned Scottish actor, Shauna Macdonald, hosts a monthly conversation with distinguished guests, who will tell you all they know about their craft. You are part of the conversation and are invited to ask questions throughout.

The aim of these sessions is to inspire as many people as possible and to provide deeper insights into all aspects of the arts, theatre, film and television industry. Edinburgh Youth Theatre has reached out to industry professionals to take part in their fundraising event series for youth arts, and they have really stepped up!

Born in Scotland, actor Sam Heughan has been making his mark in film, television, and the theatre.

Currently, he is captivating audiences with his portrayal of Jamie Fraser alongside Caitriona Balfe on Starz’s hit drama series “Outlander.” The fifth season, which had Heughan as a producer, recently came to an end, with a sixth and seventh season in the works.

Since starring in “Outlander,” Heughan has received numerous nominations including BAFTA Scotland Best Actor and Critics’ Choice Best Actor. He has also won many fan-generated accolades, including People’s Choice Award, Entertainment Weekly’s EW Best Actor – Drama and Radio Times TV Champion.

Heughan is a graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. In 2003, he wasnominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Performance in “Outlaying Islands” by David Greig at The Royal Court and Traverse Theatre.

Join us on the 20th of September at 20:00 GMT to listen to Sam and ask your questions!

MASTERCLASS MONDAYS

Each month, EYT Artistic Director and renowned Scottish actor, Shauna Macdonald, hosts a conversation on zoom with a different distinguished guest from the arts industry, who will tell you all they know about their craft. You are part of the conversation and are invited to ask questions throughout.

The aim of these sessions is to inspire as many people as possible and to give real insight into the theatre, film and television industry. Edinburgh Youth Theatre has reached out to these professionals to take part in our fundraising event series for youth arts, and they have really stepped up!

Tickets price is a suggested donation of £15, raising much needed funds for the youth theatre.

Future Masterclasses

Writer Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting, Wedding Belles, Filth, Headstate)

Writers and creators of ‘Burnistoun’ Robert Florence and Iain Connell

Director Philip John (Downton Abbey, Outlander, Moondogs, Wedding Belles)

Actor, writer and producer Moyo Akandé (175, Guilt, The Cry)

Lighting crew chief and technical manager Anna MacInnes (Olympics Ceremony, Wicked, Elton John)

Director John McPhail (Where Do We Go From Here)

These online events are made accessible by two British Sign Language interpreters.

Past guests: actor Jack Lowden, actor Kate Dickie, casting director Simone Pereira Hind, actor James McAvoy