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Goodbye 2013 – Fionnuala’s Blog

It is the end of a productive few months of work on the Strindberg Project. We have said our goodbyes for Christmas but are excited to let rip in Rathmines in a few weeks time.

Tucked away in the office, Maeve and I spent the last week making preparations with the production team for January’s Work in Progress showing and also doing a lot of final script work. There was editing, axing, transcribing and writing, along with some belting of Christmas songs to keep us in good spirits.

It was a week of long hours and hard work but also full of productivity and fun. We managed to get a lot done in a short number of days and I think we were both proud of what we had achieved by the end of the week. GO TEAM!

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On Friday, we had a Christmas themed script read-through to celebrate the end of the year and to give everyone involved in the project the chance to check in with each other before the holidays.

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We were a little bit excited about decorating the office…


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Mulled wine, minced pies, fairy lights, tacky tinsel and cheesy Christmas tunes. Throw some scripts into the mix along with a group of great people and the result is a very delightful afternoon.

Sitting around a table with actors reading the script we had been working on all week made everything feel a little bit more real. This is happening.

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We have been working on the Strindberg Project for a few months now and I can’t wait to see how things unfold in the New Year. There is a real sense that anything can happen, that everything is there to be experimented with and played with. I am very excited to be a part of that process and to see where the journey takes us.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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2014, we are ready for you!

Fionnuala x


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