So me and The Tom Bellerby had another rehearsal in the Keregan Room, I can safely say we’re cracking on rather nicely thank you very much. We’ve gone through each poem and looked at an overarching flow for the piece, as well as little extra tricks in store for the show itself. We need to make sure the space and environment is theatrical and not simply the Keregan Room with people in sat around listening to me ramble ramble ramble like a Rambler or Ramb-Lor, Lord of Yattering.
Tom’s not the best director in the world; he often shows up late, drunk and has a habit of removing his clothing at inappropriate times. Still the best we could get though.
I’ve also written some new stuff, including a ‘dark’ poem, because growing up isn’t always smiles and sunshine (hell no).
I also was very privileged to do a quick workshop with the Youth Theatre group I volunteer with, who gave me some great feedback with the workshops in writing your life experiences and thoughts and feels and ideas. Trying to stage them is always tricky, but some practical elements do appear from below the writing and scribblings, like a submarine to the surface, like a rose from the earth, like a DVD from a DVD player.
So here’s a video we took in rehearsal, and here’s a link to another little (more serious) blog for TakeOver festival: http://audioboo.fm/boos/297666
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