2019 Has Been A Ball So Far, But What's Next?
I have directed and devised 3 shows so far this year; all different in style and technique, connecting with very different audiences.
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 ...
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