It is with much pride and excitement that I can say: I've been accepted onto the 10wk intensive course at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre this summer! The company is immensely well-thought of (and seriously cool) - the show I saw when I was over in March was an absolute belter.
Yes indeed. The talent that is associated this company is stellar, so I am very, very happy to be getting to study there for ten weeks.
Chi-town: I will see you in June. Promise you'll be warmer than you were in March?
Two weeks, three shows over. That was a hectic fortnight.
I could not realistically have expected things to have gone better. All three shows did what we wanted, I got to work with some very close friends and make some great new ones, too. Thank you so much to the Wonder Fools boys and Paul Brotherston and the rest of Blood of The Young for acommodating me and being so patient/tolerant as I spread myself between the two projects. I was busy, but it was good busy.
No more confirmed projects for me at the moment, but a couple of things are in their genus!
We finished our week long 'Tron Labs' residency at the Tron Theatre with a showing of the second incarnation of 'Daphne Oram's Wonderful World of Sound'. Again, feedback seems to have been overwhelmingly postive, and our hopes persist (nay, they grow!) that we will be able to mount a full-scale production of Daphne at some point.
Working with Paul & Izzy and Anneke and Dylan and Robin and Mr Matthew Stanley Seager is just great. It's been a good month for The Blood of The Young! And doing it in the creative confines of The Tron made such a difference - thanks to Michael John and everyone there for your help.
What a buzz that was! 549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War went really well and we've had lots of very positive feedback about the project. The pan was always that this one-off show would foster interest in the show and give it a life beyond The Old Hairdresser's. It certainly went as well as we could have expected, so here's hoping.
I absolutely loved working with Jack, Robbie & Hector at Wonder Fools, and performing with Jamie and Euan (and Robbie - doubly talented!). Sincerely hope i get to do it again!