You know, I’m not quite sure how interesting process blog posts are. Do you care enough about a show you haven’t seen to want to know how Alex and I are putting it together? If you are, let me know, I will totally write that. But I’m hedging my bets on ‘not interested yet’ and so am instead going to post a few photos of interesting looking things from the week. The 2nd week of the 4 weeks we have to make the show into something finished and full length. At week 2 version of the piece we defiinitely have enough material, and a little too much in places. The next two weeks (starting 25th Feb) are my favourite bits of writing, and I hope will be in devising, too: editing. Cutting. Making it fucking tight. Just the right word, just the right placing, or flicker of thought across my face, just the right question, well asked.
Also, before I paste a bit of new stuff in below, I must really say how proper proper brilliant ARC and all who sail in her are. So welcoming, and a wonderful, interested, articulate and empassioned mid-week workshop and after show discussion. Thanks to Annabel Turpin in particular (whose offer of space and a small grant began this whole development process) and Helen’s support, too, a brilliant programme manager.
Also, good news! Alex is no longer full of the black death. He did exactly zero vomiting during this week of the devising process. Improvement.
Oh, and you can now invite people to the facebook event for the Bradford showing. Check it out: Click