We are in the second week of rehearsals. Today, I did a sketchy run with the team - with food - and the new stories - and it was good. I mean it was rusty, but it was good. It was good to hear the words roll out of my mouth, and laughter from my… Continue reading saltwater week two day one
I am not planning to write about my first Australian Theatre Forum experience. Nor will I summarise what went on. There are a great few articles and blog entries from Alison Croggon, Humphrey Bower, Eloise Maree, and of course the wonderful twitter stream that is #ATF2015. These thoughts that I am now putting into words… Continue reading ATF 2015; what’s beyond? Scrap that. Theatre, period; what’s beyond?
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
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