Everyone beavering away, in Offices, Studio’s, Caves, Theatre’s and the Streets of Nottingham. Completing puppets, sets, sewing, risk-assessments, orders, invoices, tickets, chairs, gazebo’s, domes, van’s and yet so very much more.
We shall be starting tomorrow evening on World Puppet Day, 21st March 2018.
Still no sign of Urban Foxes.
Last making session. From now on it will be honing performance skills in preparation for the Big Parade on Sunday 25th March when so many puppets of so many styles and sizes will be meeting.
The whole gang has worked so very hard and with such good humour.
I cannot thank enough for the special contributions of our volunteer assistants Izzy, Richard and Sophie.
Is it a mask, a puppet, a hat or what?
Whatever it is, it must be the dogs bollocks.
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Reviewing my work with Puppets and looking at how I simplify forms.
So very proud of my four 3rd Year Students with their production of ‘Our House’. A performance for Year 1 children at Mellers Primary School. The narrative and look of the work was closely influenced by research the group did with the children as the piece was devised. The children were delighted to see elements of their own work in the final show.
The group showed much resourcefulness , not only with the acquisition of materials, but also with performance ideas’s and making the work accessible to the target age group. Strong Design elements as we come to expect of Theatre Design Students. They rose to the challenge of performing the work in two spaces which could not have been more different. In the ‘Black Box ‘of the Waverley Studio Theatre and the bright white box of Mellers school hall.
Once again I pay a visit to The Guildhall School of Music and Drama to work with Props making students. Two days to design and make a quality theatre mask. An intense two days but fruitful and as ever, FUN. Great Crew to work with.
And it is always a pleasure to work in a space full of oddnesses and random objects.
And characters start to emerge.
Am having many thoughts about Urban foxes. I know they are not dogs, but somehow it feels important to acknowledge their presence in our city.