Padraic Riddle is a Scottish, Performer, Theatre Maker and Facilitator based in Edinburgh. He is currently Artist in Residence at Performing Arts Studio Scotland. Padraic is a recent graduate of the BA (hons) in Dance and Drama at Edinburgh College through Kingston University where he achieved a First. Since January padraic has been adapting to the digital landscape, performing live in online showcases for both Queerativity and Surge as well as creating and performing an original piece of live theatre for Scottish Youth Theatre's Making Space festival.
Recently Padraic has co-founded and launched a new theatre company, "The Renegade Ensemble" and is creating a short film to be featured in Framework Theatre Company's online festival. He is also co-directing a new adaptation of Antigone to be performed in 2021.
As a facilitator, Padraic has lead workshops in Schools, Colleges, Youth Theatres, and on professional placement with Surge in Glasgow. He continues to lead workshops and rehearsals in an online learning environment and is directing and producing an online showcase withthe students with He is currently completing a PDA in Teaching Practice in Colleges in Scotland alongside his artists residency.
Padraic is passionate about developing work that accurately addresses the challenges faced by young people in Scotland, in particular young queer people whose narratives are often passed over. He believes it is vitally important that young people see themselves represented in theatre by doing their stories justice on the stage. He is keen to explore work that is politically engaged, socially conscious and speaks to the times we live in.