Two Destination Language has began work on a new show about celebrating difference. For the designs of this show I am using lots and lots of curtains! Curtains for the costume and the set! More to follow in 2018! Boom!
Supported by Live Art Development Agency and Create Ireland, I ran a workshop exploring identity, otherness and difference in Dublin in September. Working with a bunch of brilliant artists we had a roaring time exploring, pushing, and instigating change. Boom!
I never knew that making theatre for young audiences could be so much fun, could be so creative and could happen in one of the most trully collaborative processes I have ever been in. I am totally thrilled to have worked with the creative team, a pack of gems led by Andy Manley and Ian Cameron, produced by Red Bridge Arts and supported by the brilliant Suzie Normand and Sarah Scarlet with lighting by Craig Fleming! I hope I work with this gang again. Below are some images of my design!
I am delighted that SALT by Selina Thompson which I designed earlier this summer won The Edinbrugh Stage Award, a Total Theatre Award and the Scotsman Best Female Solo Show Award. Needless to say, I rather love my designs for this show and I am so pleased it has received the recognition it deserves. Boom! Crack! Smash!
I am currently working on Two Destination Language’s show Declining Solo. A piece about ageing, about home, about living far from loved ones and mainly about memory. Memory in all its glorious and all its unsettling qualities. It’s a beauty of a show and no image can fully give it justice, so just come and see it live!
Earlier this year I had a brilliant time designing for and with the very lovely theatre company Curious Monkey based in Newcastle. We were working on “Leaving”, a verbatim play by Paddy Campbell, directed by Amy Golding. After a brilliant two week run at Northern Stage, the show went on tour in the south west of England. Below are some images of my designs.
How are you? It’s have been a pretty weird week, politics moving faster than ever before, so fast I ask myself how much of the world I recognise just from a year ago? Anyhow, business as usual, despite current affairs there is even more need for the Arts! So, this month and next we at Two Destination Language are touring Manpower! Be sure to come! We have had some great and strong responces to the work so come to find out what the noice is all about! I leave you with a few pictures of my design. See you there!
Here I am sitting at the very lovely Lyric Theatre in Bridport! I am devising, directing and writing a new piece by Michelle O’Brien based on her relationship with her 91 year old Mum. It’s coming on very nicely indeed! … Continue reading →