WE NEED YOU
A Unique Performance Opportunity in Swansea.
Marc Rees is searching for performers of all ages (18-80) to take part in his upcoming epic production NOW THE HERO.
Rehearsals will be:
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New Welsh company, Powder House are looking for 4 x devisor-performers to take part in a week-long R&D of their first project.
Saethu Cwningod / Shooting Rabbits.
Wedi ei ddatblygu mewn cydgynhyrchiad gyda Theatr Genedlaethol a Sherman Theatre.…Continue
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Tonight I’m Gonna Be The New Me
Made In China
We tell stories to make sense of our lives. We fictionalise our experiences, package them and present them to others as our truth, all without thinking. Our relationships come with their own origin myths and cautionary tales.
Truth and fiction, like lovers, intertwine in Made In China’s latest production.…Continue
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There is a universality in The Drowned Girl, Kelly Jones' personal tribute to her grandmother. The hour long monolog, seemingly written from her younger self, is peppered with pop culture references, supermarket isle clashes and cornflakes. One of Jones' strengths as a playwright is tapping in to these cultural memories, using these shared experiences as anchors for audience members; dead end jobs, gossiping neighbours et al.
Presented simply, this was storytelling…Continue
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A day of sticking things together and striving forward, with appropriately slow, spacey steps.
“You maniacs! You blew it up! Damn you! Damn you to hell!”
Spent the morning in town gathering classic sicfi clips and making a space helmet.
Found the smallest shop in Powys.
After a lunch off base (fancy) and using…Continue
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What a fine day.
Breakthroughs have been made.
Don’t worry everyone, we’ve made it through the dark.
A temporary space (bike) helmet has been found.
Earth is looking fabulous. And our research rolls out in front of…Continue
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Today has been a bit tricky.
We've worked through all the material we've generated from our interviews and other things we've picked up on the way.
We accidentally found ourselves trying to fit all the material together and us around it rather than make it fit around what we wanted to make.
We've realised this.
We also realised we weren't doing our separate things that we both need to do to make work.
Kirsty needs to think…Continue
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Today we did loads and we’re tired now.
We went for a walk.
We listened to tapes. Edited tapes.
Played with number 1s of the space race past.
A proper discussion was had about process, and practicing practice. Kirsty called Jac diplomatic, and solutions were reached.
Kirsty bought Jac fish & chips.…Continue
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No stars last night. Classic. Long term forecast; not good.
But we won't be defeated, in the face of the wonderful Welsh weather.
The stars are there, we just need to be more creative about finding them.
Today we have listened to planets rotate, children's accusations of weirdness, and thrown every idea at the wall both metaphorically and physically.
To Jac's (and the Nation's) delight, Tom Jones features on a list that has been drawn up of…Continue
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Woke up in Derby, Drove to Old Chapel Farm, in the hills around Llanidloes.
Yet another stellar set of playlists; today we had, boats, economics and boundless optimism.
We failed to find an astronaut mascot, so the search continues. Kirsty…Continue
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Day 2. London. Sunshine.
First day interviewing the Mars One explorers and Kirsty has really come round to the idea.
"I think it's opened my eyes to the idea that what they're doing is a selfless act."
The Patagonian steppe of 1865 seemed a pretty desolate place.
Dry, flat and forever. Even now, left & right turns are a novelty as you drive inland from the Atlantic.…Continue
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Día Uno. The sunbathed Argentine Steppe takes over a warehouse in Splott.
We can’t move for Frontiersmenwomen, all shaking hands.
Pioneer-Performers, Tehuelche-Techies, & Caballero-Choreographers, have met & gret.
Megaphone’d preachers on pallets War with Horses in pink-threaded…Continue
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My life is a little darker without Summercamp.
It must have been before Summercamp too but I hadn’t realised.
Making art is hard.
Being an artist is hard.
Making good art and being a good artist are even harder.
Doing ‘whatever it takes to support your art’ is a great way to end an ideastap blog but when you’re working six or seven nights a week to support a few hours’…Continue
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