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posted by [personal profile] thefairymelusine at 04:33pm on 13/05/2009 under , ,
The reading and play were this week, Sunday and Tuesday respectively. The weekend involved a lot of rehearsing. And angst about showing people my brain. (I rang the lovely [livejournal.com profile] secondterminal shortly before the reading started, telling her about this worry and her response was "Don't worry, they're possibly not the healthiest, but it's not that obviously a play about wanting to sleep with X". Both times I needed to be calmed considerably beforehand, and had moments when I wanted to be anywhere else.

The reading was good. Rather More Pressing Issues is possibly too visual as plays go, and too idiosynchratic, but I have some hope for it. I need to keep the beasts purple, and to work on structure a bit more.

And Always So Free went wonderfully. The cast and director were so good, and brought so much to my 19 page slice of depressive fantasy and musing. The production reminded me that naturalism can be jarring, and both entice and alienate people, and according to the member of the audience un paralysed with worry the audience were intrigued. And the pauses worked. You don't know how happy I am that the various pauses we decided on worked, as did the cut off sentences and the physicality. And we made the theatre smell of Calvados, and that worked so well.

Really, the cast and the director did remind me why I want to write for theatre, because at every stage if it works you are creating something new and strange and collaborative. And because when you write the words down that's only the beginning, and everything can bring more to it

Also James really is owed a credit as the producer, without whom we wouldn't have been able to do any cool stuff, as we wouldn't have had any actors, rehearsal space or props. Or anyone to calm us down. Or lunch.



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posted by [personal profile] thefairymelusine at 08:15pm on 05/05/2009 under , ,
If you do want to see Rather More Pressing Issues read, with some, but not all, umbrellas, it is on at Arch 468 (next to Loughborough Junction train station, which is a fifteen minute walk from Brixton) on Sunday. Tickets are FREE, and if you are in the right country/part of the country it could be fun.

To get a ticket you need to send an email to boxoffice@arch468.com saying you would like a ticket. Then you can have one. And happily watch the apocalypse unfurl with added umbrellas and lesbianism. And purple bison.

I will get on this drabble thing at some point soon.
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posted by [personal profile] thefairymelusine at 05:03pm on 28/04/2009 under , ,
My full length play, Rather More Pressing Issues, is being staged as a rehearsed reading by Arch 468 on the 10th of May, and has made me reevaluate my concept of weeks (whether they start on Sunday or Monday) for the week I would have said started on 11th of May.

If you feel like going to see it, it features, in no particular order, umbrellas,an apocalypse, bison, scripture, a madman, catatonia and German grammar. And awkwardness.
Sunday 10th May, 7pm at Arch 468 (who are at Loughborough Junction train station I believe).

I should probably plug Always So Free as well
A short play about breaking and entering. Calvados, mental illness and unrealistic expectations
Tuesday 12th May 7.30 pm, LOST Theatre One Act Festival, New End Theatre, Hampstead.
(There are three plays, and people are likely to want people to see them, so booking at
https://eticket.offwestendtheatres.co.uk/ShowDatesCombo.aspx is a good idea. It  already says that tickets are limited for the evening.
Mood:: chipper
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posted by [personal profile] thefairymelusine at 07:45am on 14/04/2009 under , ,
Anyone feel like giving me constructive crit icism (very specifically what doesn't work and doesn't make sense) on "Always So Free" (One Act Play). This is not limited to people who've read or not read it, I'm intending to do a redraft this week and would quite like some. If you haven't read it message me your email, if you have email me your crit.

Also anyone know a less niche author than Patricia Highsmith? Or the Carol Anne Duffy poem about breaking and entering for the sake of it.

Or, for that matter, a less obvious song than "Just My Imagination" to go with it.
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posted by [personal profile] thefairymelusine at 12:40pm on 23/02/2009 under , ,

My one act play has been selected for a Festival taking place in May. Now I need to fix it, find a cast etc. But people shall see it.

Mood:: pleased

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