Saltwater / 11 days in at Metro Arts We had eight audience members in yesterday, and I had a great lot of feedback from them. But here’s a sharing of the things I have learnt over the two runs so far: 1. Transitions! In this sketch, I played with various distances/dimensions of my performing -… Continue reading
Saltwater / 9 days in at Metro Arts Today, we did a trial audience run with 6 audience members. It was by no means a run of the actual work. It was a run of what the work could be. A sketch of some experiments of how to move an audience of more than one… Continue reading
Saltwater / 3 days in at Metro Arts Residencies are a real privilege and a treasure. They are an alternate world where your headspace is allowed to be fully dedicated to what you are working on. They are also a space where you are allowed to, and should, scrutinise your work, process, and practice. You… Continue reading
Reflections on an Asian Australian practice Over the weekend, I participated in the Lotus Playwriting Workshop, organised by Playwriting Australia in partnership with Performance 4a. The initiative is a fantastic one, and I’m looking forward to what this experience brings for the participants, as well as for the theatre ecology. There were many things to… Continue reading
Finding my feet; one in front of the other I’ll be honest. The routine fell by the wayside. In an utter lack of discipline, I missed a couple of days, which led to many days, which led to a semi-meltdown. I don’t know which came first - but by the time I caught myself in… Continue reading
News // Time_Place_Space: Nomad I am going on a travelling residency later this year. Read more here! Thanks to Performance Space, City of Melbourne, and the Arts House.
Finding a Process "Art resides in the quality of doing; process is not magic." - Charles Eames In the lead up towards the Shortfuse Residency at Metro Arts for Saltwater, I have decided to invest in my own time - full-time - towards a generative and writing process. I’ve often wondered - musicians have instruments… Continue reading
In the last three years, my practice has been focused on this, intimate one-on-one site-specific conversation-based autobiographical performances, primarily driven by the concept of audience as co-creators, investigating the thresholds of audience engagement. Yes, what a mouthful. And I don’t usually say all that in one unbroken sentence. The conversations usually go something like this:… Continue reading Rigour
A one-year stint as Audience Development Manager at Metro Arts has now officially ended. In 2013, I’ve project-managed the launch of a new website for the organisation, and have learnt a great deal of the workings of such a complex establishment that is the Old Broad. More so, I’ve come away with a better-balanced perspective… Continue reading The old, the new, & everything in between.