This is me looking awkward with a microphone. Image used with kind permission of Natalie Walter.
And finally, in the flurry of bit-late blog posts, I’m super excited to let you all know I’ve been selected to do a week of workshops on solo-performance at Contact Theatre (in Manchester), culminating in a pitch event on the Saturday (6pm, I think, and free), where the chosen performer will get a really ace opportunity to develop the show fully with actual international premiere.
The show that I pitched was A Conversation With My Father, and a week to think about it in this context will be absolutely invaluable; so excited!
FYI, A Conversation With My Father is born out of a conversation between an ex-policeman (my dad) and his protestor daughter (me). A conversation about fear, grey areas, them and us, duty, and standing up to protect what you think matters.
I’m pretty certain we’re going to be asked to blog throughout the week, so I’ll see if I can link it up, or reproduce it here. The week will also include trying to fit all my PhD stuff into the evenings, and going to see all of the shows I’ve not already encountered that are part of the main festival. ALSO totally going to stake out possible Performance in the Pub acts. So, basically, ALL THE AWESOME. ALL OF THE BUSY. ALL OF THE TIME.
Meanwhile, it looks like I may have a work-in-progress date for the piece in May, perhaps, as soon as I know, you will!