Today, I want to specifically give a shout-out to what we call Independent artists, and the organisations and personnel that work daily to support and facilitate them. Namely Metro Arts, and Theatre Works, and the wonderful people in their teams. For sharing in the risk by investing in work before others would, and in doing… Continue reading Can I get a bit of cred here?
At the “Independence” Within an “Industry" session at #ATF2015, I raised the point of currency. I wondered about how we could redefine currency in the way we work. I get it though: we do need to pay our rent and bills - of which exist in an economic world that we cannot avoid. And I… Continue reading What else is possible? What is my worth as an artist?
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 / 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