2019 Has Been A Ball So Far, But What's Next?
A crazy whirlwind of theatre making, creativity and passion ...
POSTED BY GEORGIA TILLERY-RANDAK ON 12/04/2019 @ 8:00AM
I have directed and devised three shows so far this year; all very different in style, techniques and connecting with very different audiences ...
What am I going to do next? What do I want to create? What do I want to say?
The Cagebirds, written by David Campton, was a very unique, dark and edgy piece. Then last weekend I directed two scenes that appeared in The Royal and Derngate's 'School Shorts Festival' last weekend;
Firstly, 'Who's Afraid of the Boogeyman' by Mike Kenny an ensemble piece exploring the panic of a mother and father looking for their missing daughter; this was performed by the group Act Two.
Secondly, 'The Hairdoo that go away' by Joseph Coelho, a farce portraying the challenges a young boy faces when his parents decide to separate.
The whole 'School Shorts Festival' was a weekend packed full of fun, creativity and energy from all of the young people who performed and took part. It was amazing to see how far they had progressed and witness the newfound confidence they had gained. They took to my direction amazingly and really owned the pieces during the performances.
"Now, they have been performed and brought to life, what's next?"
This is always a question I find myself asking when a project or play is over. What am I going to do next? What do I want to create? What do I want to achieve? What do I want to say? My gut is telling me to wait and take the next few weeks to get inspired, connect and converse with people, read, watch, observe, question and not force the answer.
I want my creativity to naturally flow and not be too forced as often it can be when working in the performing arts. It's the same as writer's block, but a creative block that should be accepted and responded to.
"I will keep you posted on where my inspiration and journey takes me!"
For more information about how to get involved with The Royal and Derngate Youth Theatre check out their website at www.royalandderngate.co.uk.
Until next time ...
More about Georgia Tillery-Randak ...
Georgia grew up in Milton Keynes interested in drama and performance from a young age. She left MK to attend LIPA (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts) where she studied Community Drama.
During her time in Liverpool, she absorbed the Arts and Culture scene of the city and feel in love with vibrancy and diversity of the arts there. She also studied at ITI (International Theatre Institute) in Singapore where she observed and researched mime and physical theatre as part of a placement.
On returning to Milton Keynes after graduating, along with Danny, they set up Black Sheep Collective CIC in order to fill the gap in the arts scene of Milton Keynes.
Since setting up the organisation, Georgia has written and directed several fringe theatre shows including 'Where's Alice?' and 'Who's Alice?' a twisted adaptation of Alice in Wonderland and most recently 'The Cagebirds' by David Campton. She has established her own style of work nurturing and guiding young talent. She manages and facilitates the Black Sheep creative learning and community outreach program both in Milton Keynes and Northampton.
Georgia is always striving to push the boundaries with her work, allowing opportunities for an audience to question and challenge their beliefs also with an alternative dark twist.
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