Who are we?
Paul Coulter - Producer
White Stag Theatre was formed by independent Theatre producer and writer Paul Coulter. Paul has worked extensively across Film, television and theatre since 1998. A previous sister company White Stag productions won an MGAlba award for the short Gaelic film Hero in 2009. With White Stag Theatre Company Paul is getting back to basics and producing new Scottish drama for a live audience. "Simple, engaging theatre is what I aim to produce. An audience should be able to leave the theatre emotionally charged simply by what the actor has said to them without the need for too many props, visual aids, lightening and music. Our plays are set in Scotland, performed in Scotland and employ the rich local talent of our country, we do however want to showcase what Scotland has to offer to the rest of the world and we have been delighted to receive offers to take our work abroad for other nations to enjoy."
Liz Carruthers - resident Director (2013-2014)
Liz met Paul many years ago when he was a student and she was the tutor on the audition prep course for The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, now the RCS. A few years later a chance meeting at Sabhal Mor Ostaig Gaelic College on the Isle of Skye led to Liz directing Paul's first play and with funding in place and audiences wanting more, White Stag was officially formed with guidance from the Independent Theatre Council in London.
Liz trained at The Central School of Speech and Drama in London and has been a highly respected theatre director for over 25 years. She has directed world premiers for leading playwrights and her work has been seen at most major theatres in Scotland. Liz has directed more plays than any other director at the award winning Play, a pie and and Pint series at Oran Mor. Recent productions include, Chalk Farm, The Cherry Orchard and Pygmalion. Liz is also a guest tutor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RSAMD). Liz also directed former Taggart start Blyth Duff at the Tron in the sell out show Just Checking.
We work with different writers each year. In 2014 we will be working with two highly respected and talented Scottish Writers. We will be producing two plays for David Walker and one play for Kenny (Iain) Macrae.
Actors for 2014
Vincent Friell will be back with us again in 2014 starring in Linwood No More at the Edinburgh Festival in August and The Tron in October.
David Walker will star in Macbheatha with Catriona Lexy Campbell at The Edinburgh Festival as part of Made in Scotland.
David Walker will also star in Tam O'Shanter on our Bord Na Gaidhlig supported show at The Citizens in Glasgow in October.
Kenny MacRae will star alongside a larger cast in Fantom a tale based on Mac An-Stronaich on our Bord Na Gaidhlig supported show at The Citizens in October.
We will be casting for more actors for our shows in the Spring so please check back to see who has joined the company for the 2014 season.
Catriona Lexy Campbell
Iain Macrae - in action on stage in The Fantom