“You are one of those girls, that arrives from nowhere and departs the same way. You seem present but removed?” Will, ‘pURe’
Love that line. I am drafting my next work, which is again different, to my last 5 plays. I enjoy the intimacy of the stage with my characters, however I like to mix it up with film. Thinking about their interests, and back stories, and their secrets. We all have them. Looking forward to a play reading, in a month or two, nothing like seeing the work take shape.
Language is like oxygen – but so is silence. Sitting in an empty room, brings a wild imagination, and thoughts that wonder on for miles.
I am not one of those people, who write everyday. I write when I want to. This brings depth and colour to my work, when writing from the heart.
What is your experience with writing plays?
Do I fancy directing a play into Melbourne soon? Before Christmas 2012? Well yes:) Written by Alex Broun, award-winning Australian playwright/screenwriter, great! So far, I have 9 theatre directing credits to my name including Motherlock 2010/11, Tipping Point by Mark Andrew (Also Australian playwright), SkinTight by Gary Henderson, The Artefact Project 2011/12 and my latest work for charlatan clinic, performed in September 2012, Motherlock/pURe double-bill. All of the aforementioned productions have eventuated in the last 2.9 years. I have seen about 75 plays this year, try to attend around 100 plays a year, some in Auckland and others through NZ and offshore. Have a few dates booked with the theatre in the next 10 days so will share my experiences with you soon!
charlatan clinic was officially launched in May, 2011. The idea started in London in 2003, fascinated with costume and makeup that dictated identity. Travelled to Europe. Berlin was liberating. Drag queens aplenty. Went to a few shows, however all the artists preferred to do their own makeup. So I decided to commission a London costume designer to sketch some drawings, about 10 designs. That was the start of no return. Working creatively as a makeup artist, specialising in the catwalk and carnival. Designing faces, hundreds of shows and photoshoots later, writing became a focus. I love everything art. Regularly go to galleries, theatre, bookshops, travel, chat to strangers. So far, charlatan clinic have produced work into Australia and NZ, next year, bigger fish to fry. I have also discovered my love for film, so I am presently adapting scripts and writing new ones for screen. Looking at product lines for charlatan clinic too. Exciting, always.
“I think there is no world without theatre.” – Edward Bond
Ditto Edward. Motherlock. Phobia. Pause. Pie. pURe. There is alot of storytelling yet to do 🙂