Category Archives: directing

Different strokes for different folks

So finally a rehearsal with the man himself: Julius Caesar. I had called JC, Calpurnia and Mark Antony to look at some early scenes in the play. Calpurnia is an interesting character.  Why is she there? What does she add? … Continue reading

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Surfing on a wave of something else entirely…

One minute I’m at the Southside Pub Quiz following up our team’s immaculate positioning mid-leader board (no-one wants to actually WIN a pub quiz surely?) with what felt like a doctor’s surgery of visitors to our table wanting to talk … Continue reading

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Surfing on a wave of panic (2nd rehearsal)

Perhaps I was just tired?  I’d got back from Venice on Tuesday, had the first rehearsal on Wednesday night, unsuccessfully auditioned for the Olympics Games opening ceremony on Thursday night, gone out for what I thought would be a quiet … Continue reading

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The challenges of a collaborative artistic process – 1st Rehearsal

You can plan for a lot of things in a rehearsal process. I certainly believe in planning.  I had sent an email to the cast telling them what I expected and what to expect of the first rehearsal.  I had … Continue reading

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Sometimes talent really isn’t enough

.. to get you the role you want. Which, with my actor’s hat on is rather reassuring.  With my director’s hat on I find it slightly sad! Last Saturday I saw nearly 30 people at auditions for the Southside Players’ … Continue reading

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