Keep Calm and Carry On

So the idea for this week’s post came to me yesterday after having an extremely long day of rehearsing and organising things for the company: arts applications, press releases and other such admin tasks. While doing so I encountered an infinite number of stumbling blocks that prevented my from completing a number of these objectives […]

Down the Rabbit Hole

Opportunities will present themselves time and time again through your time at college and university. If you really are serious about a career in the arts then I implore you to take this advice: say yes to everything, give your all to everything. It may not seem worth it at the time but trust me, […]

How To Make Progress

If there is one thing that I have learned in my time devising performance, it’s that a human being your brain can’t be an unrelenting creative force 24/7. Sometimes you just need to stop. We’ve all been there: you need to get something finished but you find yourself stumped. Completely and utterly stumped. You can’t […]

Art For Change

So here’s something a little personal: I don’t like being lectured. Who does? No one likes being told that they are wrong, let alone being told something that they already know, at length. For me, the same applies to art. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that you can’t address an issue that you […]

Facing the Early Rejection.

Starting up as a theatre company is hard, not just because you’re essentially setting up a business but because, to begin with, there is rejection to be faced. Of course, we weren’t naive in thinking this wouldn’t happen. In the performing arts rejection is rife and more often than not, as a new company, you […]

It’s Good To See Bad

We have been incredibly lucky over the past week to be able to watch not one, but TWO fantastic pieces of theatre during the time between consulting A Level Drama students on their exam pieces and rehearsals of our own; These pieces being Gecko’s ‘Institute’ and Complicite’s ‘The Encounter’. Now, the point of this entry […]