Time and Tide wait for an Out of the Darkness audience

'Work in Progress' talk at Out of the Darkness.
‘Work in Progress’ talk at Out of the Darkness.

MORAY PLAYWRIGHT MORNA YOUNG will be on home ground when she joins sound artist Kate Carr and the Out of the Darkness Theatre Company for a ‘work-in-progress’ talk next month.

Morna and Kate will present a talk on the development of their latest stage play ‘Time and Tide’, which follows a month-long residency at Listhus Gallery in Iceland.

The pair interrogate the cultural practices surrounding fishing and will share their journey, methods and progress including interviews, field recordings and film. The presentation will include discussions about their collaborative work with local choirs – plus their underwater sonic experiments to explore story-telling and musical practice.

Time and Tide has been supported by Creative Scotland and the Australian Arts Council. It is described as “part theatre, part sonic experiment” – a living portrait of the cultural practices surrounding the Icelandic fishing industry.

Exploring the elemental forces of man versus nature, Morna and Kate having combined song, text and sound in a “sonically rich work references memory, loss and the centrality, mystery and danger of the sea”.

Morna and Kate will share their methods and progress in developing the new play for the stage.

The presentation will take place in The Space at Out of the Darkness Theatre Company on Academy Street in Elgin on July 1 at 7pm – the presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.