So I’ve spent all weekend and half of today at Devoted & Disgruntled – life changing. If you’re an artist go, if you’re not an artist go, if you’re alive go. And it will inspire you and fill you with light and energy. Go go go.
Have come away feeling so uplifted and full of love for theatre and for people. And full of hooray! And made so many new friends and connections. Exciting times – now back to the grindstone before I go into the black tunnel of Gotcha rehearsals next week.
Wading through the deluge of emails – sometimes it feels like drowning. Then off to the Young Vic to continue our investigations into the Tempest, Winters Tale and Pericles (hmm more navigating the seas to deal with).
Can’t wait to go to Devoted & Disgruntled over the weekend – it’s the first time I’ve been free to go and it looks brilliant. Hopefully a weekend of inspirations.
Today I met some wonderful producers for the Hampstead show. And also a very interesting actor for ‘Sexing the Cherry’. Then did some more redrafting. It’s hard to hold on to my faith in my own work on it sometimes. But everyone must doubt themselves sometimes, isn’t that called being human?
Started with a meeting with my Sexing the Cherry producer, followed by a meeting with Kate (my STC costume designer), followed by a meeting with Layla (my STC aerial choregrapher) followed by a flying session with Loren (my STC performer, or one of).
Now home for more redrafts of…you guessed right STC.
This has been an easy day, just pottering around the flat catching up on admin. And writing all my invite letters for Gotcha. Several of which I’ve somewhat unintentionally written in iambic pentameter…I wonder if the recipients will notice?
And now I’m off to meet a producer for lunch. Always good to be meeting producers!
Sat in the Clare studio at the Young Vic running another director/designer workshop – all day this time (looking at reversing the roles of director and designer). It’s great because once we start them off on a task – the directors and designers are currently doing white card models – we can just sit back and let them get on with it. And write our blogs, check our emails etc.
So yesterday was a rather full on day of more aerial training for loren, which I spent mostly Babysitting layla’s gorgeous little boy Omar. Then back to loren’s for some Shakespeare coaching for an audition she has on Monday.
Then in the evening off to the young vic again – I seem to spend my life there at the moment – to work with jacqui and tom on this ‘young and late’ (three late Shakespeares, three young directors) project we want to do. Became a bit of a heart to heart which was nice, but meant it went on til half eleven!