I arrived home with just a few days left to finish the draft, and got straight back to it. It took me a day to reconnect with my characters, but since then things seem to have been progressing fairly smoothly. Of course, the motivation helps. And by motivation I mean…
RADAR 2013: Signals from the new writing world is Bush Theatre’s new writing festival: ‘exploring the questions that face theatre alongside innovation and change in the arts, culture and society; and shining a spotlight on the hottest new writing talent of today’.
The festival, which started yesterday and runs until November 21st, hosts a number of performances, events and sneak peeks, and this year is also hosting me! Yes! There’s going to be a staged reading of TREADING AIR at Bush Theatre, Thursday November 21st, 10.30 am. And I’m absolutely thrilled! What’s more, the reading is being directed by the awesome and fast-rising Ola Ince, which only thrills me all the more :)
I won’t meet Ola in person till the week of the reading, but we’ve been chatting and I get a great feeling about her. We’ll spend Wednesday 20th rehearsing, which will provide useful insights for me, into Ola and her working ways and also how my script holds up – a great way to identify the weaknesses that will need addressing in Draft 3.
RADAR is yet another incredible stage in this remarkable journey that Mr Barry Reckord has set me upon. You’re welcome to be a part of that journey too. So if you’ll be around Shepherd’s Bush on the morning of the 21st, just let me know!
Find out more about RADAR and Ola here: