LEAVING

On the 13th October of last year I got on a plane to Melbourne. It was raining. I was flying into the sunshine. It should have been easy but it was the first time I’ve left the country without actually wanting to leave the country. Not that I hadn’t been looking forward to two months in Australia researching and interviewing, but the hard reality is … Continue reading LEAVING

The End of the week “The Strindberg Project’ Day 6

That’s a wrap folks! Our adventure is over for now and it has been a whirlwind. Having such a fantastic team involved in the project made this week a really positive and satisfying experience. The opportunity to create and present a ‘Work in Progress’ showing was extremely valuable and has given us a lot to think about for the next instalment of ‘The Strindberg Project’. … Continue reading The End of the week “The Strindberg Project’ Day 6

The Performance ‘The Strindberg Project’: Day 5

Well, there we have it. Friday happened. An audience came and a performance occurred. It feels strange to be on the other side of the storm. After a week of chaos, I am now feeling calm knowing that we succeeded in doing what we set out to do.  With one more performance tonight, we are almost at the end of our weeklong adventure. The day … Continue reading The Performance ‘The Strindberg Project’: Day 5

Rehearsals ‘The Strindberg Project’: Day 4

What a day! I am exhausted. We are all exhausted. But also very excited. Things are starting to come together. In the morning, we worked on the opening scene, something we had played with in terms of sound on Tuesday but never tried to stage before. After that we had what Maeve likes to call a ‘wander through’ or more appropriately perhaps, a ‘wonder through’. Working … Continue reading Rehearsals ‘The Strindberg Project’: Day 4

Rehearsals ‘The Strindberg Project’: Day 3

Wednesday is over and we have now reached the halfway point of the process. Today was a funny one. While we definitely got some interesting work done, I think it is fair to say that everybody was exhausted, making the day slightly less productive than the previous two. During the morning session, we focused on one particular scene in terms of location, placing it in … Continue reading Rehearsals ‘The Strindberg Project’: Day 3

Rehearsals ‘The Strindberg Project’: Day 2

After some stressful alarm clock issues this morning, I raced into the rehearsal room slightly late and flustered to find a content cast singing joyfully to a Grease number, accompanied by Tom Lane on ukulele. If that can’t brighten your morning… The working method today was similar to yesterday, focusing on exploring and experimenting, rather than on rehearsing anything definite. While yesterday focused primarily on … Continue reading Rehearsals ‘The Strindberg Project’: Day 2